Ancelotti sends message to Sevilla manager after beating Sevilla 2-1

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Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has wished Jose Luis Mendilibar well ahead of their Europa League final clash with Roma.

The Los Blancos beat Sevilla 2-1 on Saturday, who will now face Roma in the Europa League final on Wednesday.

Ancelotti however seems to be rooting for Roma, whom he played for as a youth.

Ancelotti said, “I wished Mendilibar all the best for the Europa League final.

“I’ve had a conflict of interests because I was captain of Roma in the 70s. On Monday we’ll be celebrating the league forty years later.

“I’m a bit of a Roma fan, but I want the best team to win. Mourinho is truly a great friend of mine and my heart has a closer connection with Roma than it does with Sevilla.”