Juventus hold the upper hand, but Carlo Ancelotti insists True Madrid are capable of winning their UEFA Champions League tie.
Carlo Ancelotti has no doubt Genuine Madrid are capable of overturning a 2-1 first-leg deficit in their UEFA Champions League semi-final tie against Juventus, if they show much more patience within the return leg.
Defending champions True travelled to Turin for Tuesday’s clash as favourites to progress to June’s final in Berlin, but they went behind to Alvaro Morata’s close-range aim within the 12th minute.
Cristiano Ronaldo levelled the match when he nodded James Rodriguez’s great cross residence, and the latter headed against the crossbar from 3 yards with all the target gaping shortly ahead of the break.
Actual were subsequently punished when Carlos Tevez’s second-half penalty put Juve back in front, but Genuine coach Ancelotti – a former Juve boss – says all isn’t lost ahead from the return encounter in the Santiago Bernabeu.
“It is true that we could have played a greater game. We had been not generally helpful, but we tried to become in handle,” he told reporters.
“Then we had a bit of negative luck due to the fact we could have made it 2-1 [through Rodriguez], but the 2-1 [defeat] leaves us content since we’ve got confidence that we are able to overcome [the score in the second leg],” he told reporters.
“We lacked patience as well as some clarity involving the lines. That is why we struggled a little early within the game.”
Ancelotti also defended centre-back Sergio Ramos just after he struggled to make an impact in an unfamiliar midfielder function, where he excelled in their quarter-final victory over rivals Atletico Madrid.
“It was not only Ramos, nobody played precise passes,” he added.