Thursday, March 23, 2023

Ancelotti: “The match gives us confidence for the return”

The Italian Carlo Ancelotticoach of Real Madrid, was happy with the game played by his team against Barça despite the defeat (0-1), since, he considered, it “gives them confidence for the return” for not having “allowed Barcelona to play as they want”. “It has been a good game. We have raised it intensely and we have done it. We have pressed up and that Barcelona has had only 36% has been because of this. We could have hit more in the last third, but it was difficult because the defensive lines They were very close and they were very forceful in the air. It’s a game that gives us confidence for the second leg, although it’s not a good result, we just have to repeat the game in Barcelona,” he said at a press conference.

“We started the game and finished well. Then there was that individual error in a poorly made pass and they marked us with a rebound. It affected the team a bit. But in the second half we didn’t let Barcelona play as they wanted”, continuous. “We are satisfied with the match because you don’t always have the chance to control the game like we did today against a team like Barcelona. We have to come back, but it’s not the first time we’ve come back from a tie”, he analyzed.

An Ancelotti who explained the difference between the match against Barcelona and the one at Anfield (2-5). “It has happened that two different games have come out with two teams that have defended very well and we have had difficulties in the transition. The fact that we have controlled both games well has to give us confidence. We have not allowed Barcelona to play as they want and this is a good thing for us,” he said.

In addition, the Real Madrid coach considered that it is “quite obvious” that Barça did not deserve to win. “We haven’t had chances, but defensively and high pressure it has been one of the best games for Real Madrid,” he considered. “In the second leg, if we are capable of having this intensity, we will have more opportunities. I don’t think Barcelona can set up such a defensive game at the Camp Nou,” he added.

On the other hand, Ancelotti classified as “correct” the marking of the Uruguayan Ronald Araujo on the Brazilian Vinicius Junior.


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