30 May 2022 | 21:29 | Football
Perhaps, many viewers will think that the above photo was taken during a victory of Real Madrid. But this was after… a 0-1 loss to city rivals Atletico. The four players in the picture are all pillars of the white eagle. But looking at their happy expressions, no one would think that Real Madrid just lost the game.
Thibaut Courtois, Eder Militao, vice-captain Casemiro and even captain Karim Benzema were chatting happily and smiling broadly. But in fact, there is a reason to understand the “chill” of the Real Madrid players in the picture above. Maybe they don’t care that their host club just lost to Atletico. Because Real Madrid were crowned La Liga champions in the last round, it was not a big game for them.
Right now, the Champions League final is the most important thing for the Spanish royal family. Most likely, Courtois, Militao, Casemiro and Benzema are talking about the joy of winning the La Liga trophy. In addition, the pictures also showed that the students of coach Ancelotti were in a very good mood before the life-and-death battle against Liverpool in the Champions League final.
special mention Casemiro and Ancelotti. The above two photos were taken during the match at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, when… Atletico led by 1 goal. The Italian strategist smiled brightly and hugged his student in a size 14 shirt. There was no sadness, stress or anger in the relationship between the two teachers and students.
Without exception, Ancelotti did not blame the players for the loss to Atletico. Instead, the 62-year-old military leader just wants them to go into the Champions League final with an “open” head, as relieved as possible.
Highlights Atletico Madrid 1-0 Real Madrid