Everton head coach Carlo Ancelotti has spoken about which country is more comfortable to work in – England or Italy.
“Of course, it’s nice here (Premier League). There’s less pressure from the fans, the atmosphere in England is better,” Sky Sports quoted the Italian specialist as saying.
“I returned to Italy nine years later (Ancelotti worked outside of Italy from 2009 to 2017), and little has changed there. The pressure is still there. There is a lot of violence among fans.”
“Italian football is trying to change. But it is not easy to change the country’s culture, where, unfortunately, there is still violence and attacks on each other.”
“Here in England, people at the tribunes – I’m just talking about stadiums – show more respect,” Ancelotti added.
Ancelotti: “No game is needed around Ronaldo.”
Carlo Ancelotti also spoke about Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos. The Italian specialist worked with these players at Real Madrid in 2013-2015.
“There is no need to build a team around Cristiano Ronaldo. He just had to create comfortable conditions on the pitch. I don’t think such a player should be chained to a strict system in defense because he is more involved in the attack, and some players have to defend themselves more.
Of course, they have to work together, because the team is an essential part of the game, but forwards like Ronaldo can score goals in all matches. They do not need much knowledge to protect themselves.
Working with such a fantastic player is the easiest way to train because they are professionals. They have the right motivation and character. This is the easiest way, no doubt.
Sergio Ramos is also an incredible master. I think his best qualities are not tactical knowledge and technique, but the character and motivation of those around him. In my time, Ramos was the most important person in this role and helped us in the crucial moments of the games. ”- Sky Sports quotes Carlo’s words.