On Wednesday, Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti and Emilio Butragueno, director of Los Blancos’ institutional relations and general director of the Real Madrid Graduate School-European University, officially opened the 2021/22 academic year.
The Italian discussed recent achievements, including Real Madrid’s tenth Champions League title, as well as current developments at the club, during the event.
“Everyone associated with Real Madrid wanted La Decima, and it [was] a fantastic motivator,” he stated during the occasion.
“We were on the verge of losing, but the players fought for the championship from the first minute to the last.” Madrid was able to win La Decima as a result of this.
“It wasn’t just the players; it was the atmosphere.” Not just the players, but the whole dressing room was fired up.
“Among others, it was the medics and the kitmen.” It was a unique setting in which everyone believed.”
Ancelotti also expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to coach Real Madrid.
“This is the most renowned club in the world, with the greatest history and followers; it is a huge responsibility,” he remarked.
“No one else has as many Champions League [titles] as [the club].” This is due to the principles and goals that have brought it to this point in history.
“A few years ago, I was fortunate enough to coach at this club, and now I’m trying to enjoy it again.”
Ancelotti also offered advice on how to build a successful squad.
“The players’ bond is the result of a team effort. “A coach must communicate his or her vision of football,” he said.
“I’ve been fortunate enough to accomplish something I’m enthusiastic about, and I live it every day.”
The secret to success is to pursue something you are passionate about. You must work hard and be fortunate.
“After all, you can’t give up.” Leadership is not something that can be taught. It’s something that’s built in.”