Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti praised Kylian Mbappe, who scored the game-winning goal in the first leg against Paris Saint-Germain, but believes the tie will be decided in the return leg at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Mbappe, who might be a Real Madrid player next season, has wowed the whole Real Madrid team. In a contest when the Parisians were the superior side, it was Ancelotti’s team’s turn to endure the PSG star.
“Kylian Mbappe is the finest player in Europe,” the Italian coach said forcefully when asked about the Frenchman, who made it 1-0 at the Parc des Princes with a stunning goal.
“PSG deserved to win because they played better than us,” Ancelotti remarked, admitting that Real Madrid were not at their best in Paris and that the outcome might have been different if it hadn’t been for Courtois.
“We went through a lot. We were strong on defense. We weren’t abrasive in any way. We tried to break free from PSG’s grip. We were unable to pass the ball to Vini and Asensio. That’s what occurred; we didn’t play the ball like we intended,” Ancelotti remarked.
“We’re optimistic because we’re playing at home,” the Italian said in the mixed zone, referring to the return leg at the Santiago Bernabeu. PSG has a greater chance, but qualifying is still possible.