Iker Casillas: "Ancelotti has put a smile back on fans' faces".



Iker Casillas waxed lyrical about Carlo Ancelotti again in an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"He's put a smile back on the fans' faces. He captured 'La Décima', which we'd been after for 12 years, and capped a magical year for Real Madrid with four trophies".

Gianluigi Buffon: "What can I say? My generation looked up to him and now the next one do too. For people like me, who dreamed of being a keeper, he represented a beacon: we all aimed to reach his level and put ourselves on the map alongside him".

Andrea Pirlo: "The way he uses the ball is amazing. He's a joy to behold.

He's won everything there is to win… He's got so much ability that the fans always enjoy watching him, and I include myself among them".

Álvaro Morata: "He's the future, but he's also got a very bright present.

He's got the lot: he's good with both feet, fast, skilful and a good header of the ball. He'll be Spain's no. 9".

Fernando Llorente: "He can change the complexion of tight matches. He's extremely strong in the air and is a predator in the area".

Juventus-Real Madrid: "It's a classic. An exciting match. Two teams packed with great players and with different styles of play. It will be tough for us, but we'll try to come away from Turin with the best possible result".

Are Juventus similar to Atlético? : "I don't think so. In the Champions League and in the key games in Italy, Juve have always set out to win. Obviously it's a semi-final, though, and we'll all go out there thinking about the result we need. I expect a low-scoring, highly tense affair".

Source: Marca


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