Ancelotti: “The team is ready to play this match at full throttle”
“We’re playing against an opponent that really hurt us last year and has spent time preparing for this match”, added the coach in the Cardiff City Stadium press room.
Casillas: “We are Real Madrid and there is an obligation for us to win”
“This season starts with the challenge of the Super Cup and it is a day to be enjoyed”, said the captain.
Real Madrid will be playing in the Cardiff City Stadium for the first time
In order to host the European Super Cup its capacity has been increased to 33,000.
Real Madrid trained in Cardiff City Stadium
The Whites completed their session before the European Super Cup final.
The journey to Cardiff
The Whites landed at the airport in the Welsh capital, where they will be playing the final of the European Super Cup on Tuesday.
Ancelotti: “The team is more confident after winning the Décima”
“Sevilla have changed a bit this year but, as with all finals, the European Super Cup will be very difficult”.
Mark Clattenburg will referee the final of the European Super Cup
The English referee with officiate the match between Real Madrid and Sevilla on 12 August in Cardiff.
Florentino Pérez is now in Cardiff
The president of Real Madrid is now at the team hotel, where he greeted the squad and the coaching staff and wished them luck for tonight’s final.
Bale: “We want to win as many titles as possible”
“I’m fitter than last season and looking forward to the season”, said the Whites’ midfielder.
The 22 players called up for the final of the European Super Cup
Real Madrid play Sevilla in Cardiff on Tuesday (20:45).
Three Real Madrid players have won the European Super Cup
Casillas, Kroos and Alonso are the only players in Ancelotti’s squad to have won the title before.
The European Super Cup victory over Feyenoord
Real Madrid won the trophy in 2002 by winning 3-1 in Monaco.
Arbeloa: “We are hungry for titles and the Super Cup is another chance to win one”
“For Real Madrid it is very important to fight for another European trophy”.
Ancelotti has already won a Super Cup against Sevilla
He did so as manager of Milan, the team with which he also won the title in 2003.