Luka Modric says Carlo Ancelotti ‘deserves to continue’ as Real Madrid boss after Champions League exit to Man City


Luka Modric has expressed his support for manager Carlo Ancelotti to remain as Real Madrid manager following their devastating 4-0 defeat to Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals.

Real Madrid have failed to defend their title after losing to Pep Guardiola’s side 5-1 on aggregate.

The Spanish club will finish the season with the Copa del Rey as the only trophy won, failing to beat rivals Barcelona to both La Liga and the Spanish Super Cup.

Champions League

‘We had to swallow the poison’ – Guardiola hails Man City reaching CL final


Despite the disappointing result in the Champions League, Modric has said that he does not doubt Ancelotti’s capabilities, emphasising the titles the coach has won since his return to the club.

Speaking about Ancelotti’s future, Modric stated: “Yes, I think that the Mister (coach) deserves to continue. I have no doubts. Since he arrived for the second time, he won all the titles. Last year we had an incredible season.

“In Copa del Rey, in Champions League, we did very well until today. That’s why I have no doubt about him staying.

“He deserves it for everything he does and everything he has done, for what he brings to this team – experience, quality. I think that we play very well, and, as I told you, there’s no need to make a drama because of this defeat.”

Reflecting on the match against Manchester City, Modric acknowledged the team’s shortcomings, admitting that City had been superior.

He said: “We didn’t perform well, and obviously, we wanted to play a better match. But (Manchester) City have been superior. You have to admit it, congratulate them, and that’s it.”

With Ancelotti’s contract set to expire in 2024, there have been speculations about his potential departure to join the Brazilian national team once the 2022-23 season concludes.

Back in March, Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson had claimed that there was a high possibility that Ancelotti would manage Brazil. Former manager Tite left the role after the 2022 World Cup.

“I was discussing this with Casemiro, Vinicius Junior, [Eder] Militão. There is a big possibility that [Ancelotti] comes,” Ederson said in a press conference while with the national team.

“Just look at his CV. We will know shortly whether he will be here or not.”

However, Modric’s endorsement of Ancelotti’s leadership suggests a desire for the coach to remain at Real Madrid.

Much like his manager, Modric’s future at Real Madrid has also been uncertain in recent weeks.

The 37-year-old’s deal at the Santiago Bernabeu expires this summer.

Champions League

Ancelotti slams referee for ‘not paying attention’, Pep wants City to ‘learn’ from draw

09/05/2023 AT 21:55

Champions League

Vinicius and De Bruyne score stunners as tense semi-final first leg ends even

09/05/2023 AT 18:01

Read the full article here


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Share post:




More like this

Purdue Pharma allowed to shield Sackler owners from opioid lawsuits

Members of the Sackler family who own Purdue Pharma...

Selling Sunset’s Christine: Chrishell and I Have ‘Come a Long Way’ After Feud

Water under the bridge? Christine Quinn‘s feud with Chrishell...

Daniil Medvedev’s French Open exit to Thiago Seyboth Wild an ‘incredible upset’, says Tim Henman

Daniil Medvedev's French Open exit to Brazil's Thiago Seyboth...

Bravo’s GG Gharachedaghi says she’s taking drugs for weight loss: No ‘reason to hide’

Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi has no problem being honest about...