Tuesday April 1 2014
Ancelotti: No pressure from Silvio

Real Madrid Coach Carlo Ancelotti says Silvio Berlusconi never put him under pressure during his time with Milan.

The Italian tactician believes too many clichés have circulated about how he left the Rossoneri, with none of them being true.

“Everyone knows that Presidents want to be the Coach too!” Ancelotti joked to L’Espresso. “But regarding my departure from Milan there are too many clichés that went around.

“Berlusconi never looked to interfere with my work. We would have a laugh when things were going well but when things weren’t going well he never put pressure on me.”

Ancelotti then offered Mario Balotelli a word of advice.

“I would look to tell him to respect the rules,” he said. “I would remind him that every second you are in a team the group is more important than the individual.

“First and foremost, the best players are also great professionals.

“If a player has no sense of discipline then talent cannot thrive.”

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