February 22nd in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League 1/8 final in the early hours of this morning
In the contest, Real Madrid reversed Liverpool 5-2.
In an interview after the game, Real Madrid midfielder Valverde said that Ancelotti’s speech at halftime played a key role.
Valverde said: “You have to cherish these moments, not every day you can beat this team on such a pitch, we are satisfied with our work. Vinicius’ goal lifted our spirits, Anne
Celotti played an important role at half-time, he woke us up, gave us support and told us that the team would win, he was very calm. In the second half, we made the game easier and we played better.
Quick, we created more chances.”
Later, Valverde teased Ancelotti and said: “Yes, yes, we won thanks to the coach. If I don’t say that, he will replace me.”