The former coach of Real Madrid and new coach of Bayern Munich Carlo Ancelotti defended Cristiano Ronaldo against his critics.
“The rest of the world has become obsessed with his image and look, with how he celebrates when he scores, or how he reacts when things go wrong. I just see a guy who always wanted to give the best of himself. I’ve never seen him worried about his look in front of a mirror”, wrote the Italian in a column for the British newspaper The Telegraph.
Ancelotti spoke to Cristiano between 2013 and 2015 Real Madrid and both have an excellent relationship. “It’s a pleasure to coach him”, said the actual Bayern coach, who praised the “perfectionism” of Portuguese. “Ronaldo cares about the team. He likes to be with his teammates after the game and talk about what happened, what went well and what was not so good. He also likes to joke. We had a great time these two years”, he said. “He guy lives for this game”, added Ancelotti, who will lead the Bayern Munich from next season.
Regard to the relationship between Cristiano and Messi he said: “He respect it. I think they need each other. Each other press the another on new challenges”.
He also talked about Spain-Italy which will be played on 27th of June: “It’s a very hard match. The Spaniards will control the midfield. They only play one way, which is passing and dominating possession. They have tried some small variation with more direct passes to Morata. He’s a good player who can do well. I didn’t give many opportunities in Madrid, but it’s the kind of guy who comes alive in the area”.