“Are you better than our players?”… Chelsea fans go crazy over the 63-year-old captain’s ‘bolt trapping’
The frustration of Chelsea fans was also deeply revealed in the praise for manager Carlo Ancelotti.
Chelsea lost 0-2 in the first leg against Real Madrid in the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League in the 2022/23 season held at the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid, Spain on the 13th (Korean time).
Chelsea went behind 1-0 with Karim Benzema’s 안전놀이터opening goal in the 21st minute of the first half, but in the 14th minute of the second half, defender Ben Chilwell was sent off and even suffered from an inferior score. Eventually, in the 29th minute of the second half, Marco Asensio allowed an additional goal and collapsed.
Chelsea fans sighed deeply when Chelsea lost all of the two matches they played after the appointment of interim manager Frank Lampard, which led to praise for manager Ancelotti.
British media The Sun reported on the 13th that “Chelsea fans were confident that Ancelotti would enter the Chelsea starting list.”
The Sun commented, “Real, led by Ancelotti, easily beat Chelsea 2-0 in the first leg at home. Chelsea fans were also able to see the skills of the 63-year-old manager.”
Ancelotti put his hand in his pocket when the ball came out of the field in the game that day and trumped it with his foot and thigh. Chelsea fans expressed admiration for his stable technique.
According to The Sun reports, fans posted pictures of Ancelotti on their social media and said, “Ancelotti has emerged as a super sub”, “63-year-old Ancelotti is a better football player than any Chelsea player”, “This summer he I can sign with Chelsea as a playmaker,” he said, showing a self-deprecating attitude comparing Chelsea players to opponents over 60.
Ancelotti, meanwhile, has recently dismissed the possibility of returning to Chelsea.
Asked at a press conference ahead of the match against Chelsea if he had any intention of returning to help Chelsea, who are currently in a difficult situation, he replied, “No. I think Frank Lampard can do great things with them.”
With the sluggishness of interim manager Lampard, the disappointment of Chelsea fans grew, and manager Ancelotti’s refusal and stable trapping made the fans’ hearts even more bitter.