Carlo Ancelotti has said Real Madrid is “close” to being LaLiga champions but stated the race “isn’t over yet” and denied that he is planning to take the title away at rivals Atletico Madrid in next month’s derby.
Madrid is top of the table on 75 points — 15 points clear of Barcelona, Sevilla, and Atletico Madrid, although Barca has a game in hand — with just six matches left. “We’re close to winning the league, but we still have games to play,” Ancelotti said in a news conference on Tuesday ahead of Madrid’s next game, away at Osasuna. “I have too much experience to [feel like a champion]. We’re indeed very close, and we’re doing well. But it isn’t over yet. Tomorrow is a great opportunity to get closer.”
Madrid can be La Liga champions this weekend if midweek results go their way.