Carlo Ancelotti on United.

Carlo Ancelotti gave his press conference today as featured on the official club website ahead of the Manchester United game. He spoke of ...

Carlo Ancelotti gave his press conference today as featured on the official club website ahead of the Manchester United game. He spoke of the game itself and what it means, the gap United have over us and the situation with our strikers. He said:
'It's a very important game for them, for us, a very important game for the future of Manchester United, for the future of Chelsea and we are excited to play this game. I think we arrive to play this game in a very good moment. We have confidence to do our best, confidence to win.

Obviously it will not be easy because Manchester United until now is the best team in the Premier League and we hope to play our game and to win. For us it is important to win not just for the result but to improve our confidence after the victory against Copenhagen where we played very well, so it will be a good step tomorrow.

I think it is very difficult for us to close this gap. In this moment we have to think game by game and stay in focus there. It will be very difficult to come back now.

Manchester United can decide its destiny, and our aim is different in this moment. Our aim is to win against Man United. When the numbers don't say that we are out, we have to believe, but obviously and objectively we have to be honest and now it's very difficult for us to close the gap. There are other games in the Premier League and we want to arrive in the first four, this is our aim.

They played with continuity, they lost just one game this season against Wolves in the Premier League and this means they play every time in focus, concentrated, and this is the reason they are top of the table.

Anelka can show his quality when he has space. In a home game it is more difficult to find space, It depends on the behaviour of the team during the game. Against Manchester United I don't think we will have a lot of space but if we are able to move well at the right time we can find space to attack them on the counter-attack, so Anelka can show his quality also in home games.

Torres will be involved in the game, I don't know how many minutes, Obviously for a striker to score is very important but above all in the last game we played really well.

He had four opportunities to score in front of the goalkeeper and moved very well for the team. I was really happy about his performance, obviously he was not so happy and would prefer to score, and I think he will score.

Drogba and Torres can play together without a problem. We are trying in the training sessions to put them together, they have to improve their combination but they don't have a problem to play.

Ashley Cole will play, Obviously we are not happy with what happened but I have spoken with him and he was really disappointed about this, said sorry, he made a mistake. I think he is in focus to play a good game.




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