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Real Madrid coach Ancelotti tells players to enjoy lead-up to Champions League final

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has told his players to enjoy the lead-up to the Champions League final against Liverpool.

Real meet Real Betis tonight in their final game ahead of the Paris showdown.

Ancelotti said: “We mustn't forget about the joy that comes with the game. That's normal when you come up against strong opposition. We're currently feeling happy and are enjoying yourselves and I'm not worried because we've still got time to prepare for the game.

“Many people would like to be in our shoes and involved in the most important game in world football. We'll enjoy yourselves today and tomorrow and throughout the whole week. There may be some concern just before the game and then there may be happiness or sadness.

“I have no doubt about my team. The one doubt that I do have is whether the players who start the game are more important than those who end the game.

Liverpool have had a harder time of things than us during this period because they're preparing for important games, but we've got the same time to prepare for the game. We've had the opportunity to think more about the game, but that won't affect things."


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