Speaking on the latest episode of Universo Valdano, Carlo Ancelotti discussed his relationship with the beautiful game.
“I am not an obsessive person. I like football a lot, it’s a passion of mine, but I try to keep things as simple as possible. Football for me isn’t complicated.
“Attacking requires creativity, defending requires organisation. I can show my players more about defending. Attacking is more about being creative and I don’t want to interfere with players’ talent in that.
“That [Luka] Modric pass with the outside of his boot – I don’t need to tell him anything – or show Karim [Benzema] where to position himself inside the area. I don’t consider myself to be strict about those things.”