LEVANTE 2 - REAL MADRID 3
Ancelotti: "When we play well, we only need 5 minutes to win"
“We need to apply ourselves more because we gave away two goals tonight,” the coach lamented after the game.
“When Real Madrid play well, we can resolve a match in five minutes,” Carlo Ancelotti reasoned after watching his team scrape a 3-2 victory from a match which looked lost at Levante. But the Italian wasn’t happy with his side’s performance at the Ciutat de València stadium, saying,”We gave two goals away”.
The match: “It was important for us to get a victory. We didn’t play fantastic football but we did deserve to win”.
Morata and Jesé: “They don’t need to convince me because I already have faith in them. Morata scored and Jesé looked dangerous when he got the ball. They both showed great enthusiasm when they came on. I have the same confidence in them as I had before tonight’s game”.
Morata in the starting line-up: “It could happen, although he hasn’t got Benzema’s experience. He’s an important player for us and he’s doing really well”.
The team’s outward appearance: “I don’t think we’re looking worse. Our first half wasn’t too good but the second half turned out differently. We need to apply ourselves more because we gave away two goals tonight. The players made a huge sacrifice and never surrendered. When Real Madrid play well, we can win a match in five minutes”.
The team’s attitude: “From a tactical point of view, it wasn’t a good performance but the result was fantastic and I was pleased with how the players responded towards the end. And when you have players who battle and never give in, there’s always a chance to improve”.