Carlo Ancelotti has discussed Real Madrid's marquee summer signings ahead of the UEFA Super Cup final on Wednesday evening.
Los Blancos will face off against 2021/22 Europa League winners Eintracht Frankfurt at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium, and there are a few fresh faces in the squad that Ancelotti will get to choose from for the game.
Real Madrid signed German international Antonio Rudiger and the highly-rated Aurelien Tchouameni this summer and Ancelotti discussed their attributes in his pre-match press conference: “I think we’ve signed two players who improve the squad physically and technically.
"I think the rest of the squad, we all know each other even better now. The connection between the veterans and youngsters was key last year and that should be even stronger now.”
Ancelotti provided some insight into what his starting XI will be for the game on Wednesday, stating: “For us to be here, it’s because of the work of those who won the Champions League. We didn’t just win it with 11 players, but I’m going to put the same team that won the Champions League.
"Or… maybe a doubt or two."
The Real Madrid manager also discussed the club's ambitions for the 2022/23 season: “We’re going to fight for every competition, although winning all six will be difficult. That’s really difficult. But, it’s a very good squad and I am confident about it.
"I think it’s a better squad than last year. So, we’re going to compete in every tournament. That’s what we can control. Winning is always special. If we win I feel happy. If we don’t I feel sad.”