We want to secure first place, says Carlo Ancelotti

We want to secure first place, says Carlo Ancelotti


Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has said his team wants to win in Basel tonight to keep their fine run of form going and secure top place in the group.

The Champions League holders are already through with four wins out of four and a win over the Swiss side would mean they top the group and head into the next round with the advantage of playing the first leg away from home and the second leg back at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The Italian told the media at his press conference that it won’t be an easy game as the hosts need the points as they look to progress to the next stage too.

“It’ll be a good match and it’ll be played with intensity. It’s true that we are already through, but we need to play the best possible match in order to win and ensure first place,” he said.

And he added: “The team is in good shape right now and it’ll be an interesting game. We need points to ensure top spot in the group and they need them to qualify. We need to put in a good performance and win the match to ensure first place in the group as early as possible.”