MÁLAGA 1 - REAL MADRID 2
Ancelotti: "Cristiano didn’t score but he was the key"
The coach shared the credit for the record: “They will give it to me but I am lucky enough to coach a fantastic team, with fantastic players, at a fantastic club.”
"This is a dream, but I coach a fantastic team, with fantastic players, at a fantastic club,” said Carlo Ancelotti after his side’s win against Málaga.
The record: “I am happy. This seems like a dream. We are very happy about the run. I hope it continues. They will give me the credit for this, but I am lucky enough to coach a fantastic team, with fantastic players, at a fantastic club. My admiration is for the players. But this is only one part of a very long season.”
Benzema: “He suffered a blow to his leg and was troubled a little bit. That’s why I took him off.”
Isco’s second yellow: “It’s going to be taken away (rescinded). He took the ball.”
Cristiano did not score: “I really liked his performance. He did a fantastic job and was the key to the match. It’s strange that he did not score, but he provided two assists.”
The midfielders: “I’m surprised by the defensive attitude that players like Kroos, Isco, James and Bale did not have in the past. The team works together and sacrifices itself.”
The ceiling: “The ceiling is to continue working because in football what has happened is in the past, everyone knows it.”
Málaga: “They fought until the end. They defended and used the long ball to find Santa Cruz. It’s a young team and one with a future.”
On Isco being applauded after his dismissal: “They showed him a lot of affection and that is normal. He deserves it. They love him everywhere.”
The club’s statement about Platini: “Cristiano does not need it, but the club needs to clarify its position on the UEFA president.”