UCL: Ancelotti sends message to Chelsea ahead of second leg tie, reveals what Tuchel should expect

Real Madrid manager, Carlo Ancelotti, has said his players will not underestimate Chelsea in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final.

Ancelotti also dismissed Thomas Tuchel’s suggestion the tie is over.

Madrid go into the second leg at the Bernabeu with a 3-1 advantage, but Ancelotti insists they will be taking nothing for granted on Tuesday against his former club.

“Chelsea are here to bring the fight to us.

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“It will be tough for them of course but they will try. Good teams never give up,” Ancelotti said during his press conference.

Chelsea bounced back from the defeat with a 6-0 hammering of Southampton in the Premier League and Ancelotti admits the Blues may take encouragement from Barcelona thrashing Madrid 4-0 only three weeks ago.

“I know my players very well. They are well aware of what happened a few weeks ago (against Barca) and what is required tomorrow. We won’t be underestimating anyone.

“This is a great opportunity to reach the semis but Chelsea are a very good team. We have to respect them,” Ancelotti added.

You must help yourself – Thomas Tuchel tells Chelsea star ahead of Madrid clash

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has told his striker, Timo Werner to start ‘helping himself’ at the club.

The German gaffer said this following the player’s brace in Chelsea’s 6-0 win over Southampton on Saturday.

Werner has really struggled to make any impact at Stamford Bridge since his £47.5 million move from RB Leipzig in 2020.

The German striker’s poor form led to the signing of Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan last summer.

Werner has scored just three goals in the Premier League this season and has been unable to secure a regular role in the team despite Lukaku struggling for form.

Ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League clash with Real Madrid, Tuchel was asked if he has spoken to the striker to motivate him, and the former PSG boss said, “Yeah, but it would have been a long talk from October until April.

“At some point there are no words, you must help yourself. You sign for Chelsea, you sign for a top club, you have to live up to it and accept the pressure that comes with it. And you also have to help yourself.

“It means when you come on the pitch, you have to be ready when the chance comes.”

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