Ancelotti reveals why he’s happy to play Barcelona

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Real Madrid have already played AC Milan and Manchester United in pre-season clashes this summer.

The Los Blancos recorded victories in both games; 3-2 over AC Milan and 2-0 over Man United.

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has said he’s happy to face Barcelona in Dallas, as the team prepares for the new season.

“In the two previous games we’ve played some good football and we also have some things to improve on,” said Ancelotti.

“It’s an opportunity to get the motor warmed up. We’re doing well and we want to continue in the same vein. We’ll do our best, but we’re playing against a very strong opponent with a lot of quality. The result is the least important thing; the most important thing is to keep progressing. It’s a very demanding test because the opponents are very strong.

“We did well against Manchester United and we have to be consistent. It’s too early to assess what we’re going to do. We’re doing well, but then comes the season and we need to have continuity, commitment and attitude in every match.”