Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti sent a fiery message to Barcelona after losing to them with an unanswered goal in the first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final held at the Santiago Bernabéu.
It is worth noting that the second leg will take place at the Camp Nou, the stronghold of Barcelona, on April 5, 2023.
Ancelotti sent Barcelona a sharp message after the defeat of Real Madrid
Carlo Ancelotti spoke at a press conference after the Clasico, saying: “The result affected me, but I am sure that I will return.
And he continued his speech by saying, “Are we candidates? We have flaws, but we can win.
He continued: “Sentence? In general, the situation was good, but the events in Vinicius complicated the match. Nothing happened after that.
He added: “We needed to get more chances, I don’t think they will play that match at the Camp Nou.
And added: “Barcelona” does not deserve to win. It was one of the most intense matches for Real Madrid.
He continued: “Losing despite Barcelona’s injuries? We can’t tie things together, I don’t think so. We are happy because we can’t always control the game against Barcelona.
He added: “It was a good match. We pressed hard. Barcelona only had 34% possession and we did a good job playing them. We were able to do better.
He continued, “Their defense was tough and strict. They are strong on defense. We played the game we wanted to play and that gives us confidence that we will be back. Fortunately, this is the first 90 minutes. We have to repeat the same level in Barcelona.
He added: “They defended very well, including in the box, but we completely controlled the game. You can’t do a transition match every time. Barcelona didn’t do what they wanted and they need to repeat what they did in the second leg.
He concluded: “We started the match well and finished it well. They influenced us on the counterattacks, but in the second half we managed the game.