Carlo Ancelotti appeared before the media after winning by two goals to one against the Real Sociedad at the Santiago Bernabéu. The technician analyzed it fifth victory the white team’s season, which puts them at the top of the standings with one Full 15 points.
Bad start for Madrid
“We have to evaluate it. Out of five games, three of us conceded a goal at the start. The good thing is that we came back, but we have to avoid it. It was difficult for us to get into the game and we managed it thanks to the energy of the team. I think that in these moments we are able to show an intensity that our rivals will find difficult to match.
“I think it wasn’t bad. We tried to apply a lot of pressure and play more direct. The game was good. The goal conceded was a move that we had in mind and that we talked about, but sometimes the opponent has the quality to do it.” No. “A lot changed in the second half, but it was difficult to keep up with the pace.”
“He suffered a little, Kubo also played very well. He also reached the baseline. He gave two fantastic assists that enabled us to win the game.”
“Joselu offers guarantees in attack because he plays very well with his back and face and is very dangerous in the opponent’s area. We know what he can contribute.”
“The change was Joselu, even if he wasn’t shot. The doubts arose after the goal, but we thought the change would give us more legs.”
“Bellingham played a non-stop game. Except for the last play, he didn’t reach the opponent’s area, but he worked hard. With Real’s line so far forward it was complicated.”
Role of Joselu
“It’s an important position because we don’t have a player with these characteristics and we haven’t had a player like that in previous years either.”
“I liked Rodrygo because he positioned himself well between the lines. He is one of those most affected by the break.”
“We went down because we had an advantage and didn’t need to press hard, we had to defend well. We’re not worried about having a low block and playing on the counterattack. After the 60th game the message was to defend and counter.
“This is very important. We have many opportunities to score goals. What we have to avoid is conceding goals.”
“With this system, the two full-backs can give space and therefore they are further forward when we have the ball.”