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Ancelotti relishing Milan clash

30 December 2014, 08:50

Abuja - Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has revealed he is relishing the clash with former club AC Milan in the upcoming Dubai Challenge Cup.

Los Blancos, who are currently on an astonishing 22-game unbeaten run, take on three-time defending champions Milan on Tuesday in the exhibition match held annually during the winter break.

Ancelotti managed the Rossoneri for nearly a decade and enjoyed one of the most successful periods in his managerial career, winning two Champions League titles, one Coppa Italia and One Serie A during his eight-year tenure.

According to Football411, the Italian is predicting an emotional encounter with his former employers and is looking forward to squaring off against one of the more prominent players during his reign in Fillipo Inzaghi, who is now in charge of the Rossoneri.

"It is going to be a very special match for me. I have a lot of history with Milan and I also have a great relationship with the Milan manager (Filippo Inzaghi), who was one of my players," Ancelotti is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.

"It will be a special day for me. It is an honour to play against them because I have very fond memories of the club.

"It is a warm-up game, both teams will be treating as such, but it will also be a great spectacle of football.

"The two teams with the most amount of European Cup titles face each other. It is good to be part of this event.

"Real Madrid has a very strong image and it is a pleasure to be in Dubai. We want to treat our supporters to a win. Playing here is great motivation.

"Additionally, this game will also be good preparation for the upcoming matches. We have a lot of fans here, there is a lot of excitement and love. It is great for us to come and play here and make our fans happy."



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