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Carlo Ancelotti hits back at Gerard Pique over controversial Real Madrid comments

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Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has responded to the comments of former Barcelona defender Gerard Pique suggesting that Los Blancos’ successes in the UEFA Champions League were not captivating compared to that of Barcelona.

The football world was recently set abuzz when Gerard Pique made bold claims about Real Madrid’s 2021/2022 UEFA Champions League win, sparking a spirited debate between the two Spanish giants.

In response to Pique’s comments, Real Madrid coach, Carlo Ancelotti, didn’t hold back and offered a robust defense of his team’s accomplishments.

While Real Madrid undeniably holds a record as the most successful club in the history of the UEFA Champions League with 14 titles, Pique expressed his opinion that Barcelona’s Champions League victories were more iconic and lasting.

He even went as far as to label Los Blancos’ title as a “fluke,” pointing out perceived vulnerabilities in each round.

The Barcelona legend’s remarks stirred emotions among Real Madrid supporters, prompting Ancelotti to address the controversy during a press conference after Real Madrid’s recent group stage victory against Sporting Braga.

“Pique’s words? He lives in his own world,” Ancelotti declared. “No one will ever forget our 14th Champions League title. We will remember it for all our lives. The Champions League is a special competition for us, and Real Madrid has built its history on this competition.”

Ancelotti emphasised the profound significance of the Champions League to Real Madrid’s legacy and refuted Pique’s claims that their victory was a mere stroke of luck.

The exchange between the two football icons has added fuel to the fiery rivalry between the two Spanish powerhouses, ensuring that their enduring competition remains a topic of fervent debate among football enthusiasts.

Meanwhile, Ancelotti has after leading Real Madrid to the knockout stage of this season’s Champions League campaign courtesy of a 3-0 win over Sporting Braga achieved an outstanding milestone for the manager with the most wins in the competition’s history surpassing the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson who recorded 115 wins.

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