Champions League final: Carlo Ancelotti’s emotional message to Real Madrid squad | Soccer

Real Madrid training session and press conference - UEFA Champions League final 2021/22

Ancelotti oversaw a final training session on Friday (Image: Getty)

Carlo Ancelotti has warned his Real Madrid players will have to forget their Champions League exploits this season ahead of their final showdown against Liverpool.

Real Madrid are chasing a 14th The European triumph has made it all the way to the finals with some notable comebacks in the final stages of the competition.

Despite those memorable nights, Ancelotti has urged his team to forget how they got to this stage of the competition and focus on enjoying the occasion tonight in Paris.

Real Madrid held their latest training session on Friday, with Ancelotti delivering a message to the squad.

El Chiringuito captured the Italian’s speech to his players, telling them: ‘What we did doesn’t matter now.

“You’ll have to get used to it tomorrow. You are all here to enjoy what is the most important thing in football.

“It will be nice, but difficult.

“Tomorrow is the party of the final and after the final we will be happy. And that’s it.’

A 17-minute hat-trick by Karim Benzema sent Real Madrid back two goals down to defeat Paris Saint-Germain 3-2 in the round of 16.

The France international scored an extra-time winner to eliminate Chelsea in the next round.

Los Blancos repeated the comeback ploy again in the semis against Manchester City, reversing a 4-3 first-leg loss to progress 6-5 on aggregate.

In a stunning 90 seconds of added time, Rodrygo struck twice to save his side from going out, while Benzema was there again to score an extra-time penalty that saw his side through.

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