Carlo Ancelotti settling in

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“Guten Tag!” Carlo Ancelotti spoke frankly at his second press conference at FC Bayern. “German isn't easy, but I've been learning it for six months and the players help me here,” said the Italian, who did not have any communication problems in his first week in Munich. “It's no problem. Football is one language.”

Herr Ancelotti revealed that he mostly talks to the team in German. “Sometimes I also speak Italian, sometimes Spanish. But I think it's good when everyone tries to speak German, including the players.” This speaks for professionalism, according to the 57-year-old.

Lucky charm at the wall

Ancelotti has already taken a look around both at Bayern and in Munich. “It's a beautiful, clean city. The traffic is comfortable, very respectful,” he said with a grin. He has also visited a few restaurants: “I need to eat and drink after all.” Only the weather could be better, “but that's no problem.”

Ancelotti kept the message his predecessor Pep Guardiola had left him in the coach's office: In bocca al lupo, “good luck.” He called it a lucky charm and concluded the press conference in the language he used most of the time: “Auf Wiedersehen!”


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