Real Madrid Ancelotti Promises ‘Cigar And Glasses’ At Title Party

Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti guaranteed he will wear glasses and smoke a cigar at his team’s La Liga title celebrations on Sunday, following its rampant 4-0 away win over Granada.

After getting Wednesday’s Champions League semifinal second leg out of the way where Los Blancos beat Bayern Munich 2-1 on the night and 4-3 on aggregate, Madrid will head to the Cibeles fountain to commemorate a record-extending 36th Spanish top flight crown secured last weekend.

Asked if we should expect something similar to his cigar smoking which formed part of an iconic photo in 2022, Ancelotti responded, “Yes, sort of,” with a laugh.

“A cigar and glasses, the same,” he added.

Ancelotti was invited to comment on how he felt about his “B team” full of second string players achieving such a result away from home, and if it sows doubts about his starting XI for Wembley on June 1 where Madrid will take on Borussia Dortmund in the UCL final.

“The feeling is good, because everyone competes, fights, shows quality, and plays as a team,” he said.

Ancelotti noted that the previously injured Thibaut Courtois and Eder Militao “are improving”.

“Everything went well today. The aim is to have the whole squad at full strength for Wembley and I think we will achieve that.”

Arda Guler again scored after being handed a rare start, but Ancelotti pointed out that we still “don’t know yet” what his ceiling is “because he’s so young”.

“But he’s showing fantastic talent, he’s very effective and he’s got speed. I don’t know what his ceiling is, it’s hard to say nowadays, but he’s naturally talented and he’s doing very well.”

Ancelotti also doesn’t know who Kylian Mbappe’s future club will be. The Frenchman finally announced his Paris Saint-Germain exit on Friday, but didn’t name his next destination which expected to be Madrid.

“It’s a matter I’m not considering at the moment. We have a lot of things to do, we played today and we can’t wait to celebrate tomorrow with the fans, and then [there are] a lot of games. Until June 1st, we are very clear about what we should think about,” Ancelotti stressed.

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