Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti explained that it was “a practical and intelligent game” that his team played at the Camp Nou after beating Barcelona 1-2 in LaLiga Santander.
“Defensively we have been very good and we have been very effective against it. This team has this quality and we have to enjoy it, “Ancelotti said at a press conference.
In addition, he thought that Real Madrid played “against a great team that played a great game” and that it complicated the game for them and made them “suffer.” In this sense, he says that the Whites can “compete against anyone in Europe” because they are a “solid team.”
This is the first time that Ancelotti has won at the Camp Nou in his entire coaching career, but it is a fact that he does not consider relevant: «I am happy to win, because the Clásico is the most important match and we have won at the Camp Nou . But unfortunately it is only three points ».
Regarding the state of health of Thibaut Courtois, who fell to the ground touching his right knee in the final stretch of the game, Ancelotti explained that “he had a discomfort”, but that “it did not seem serious and then he was well”.
Asked about the good performance of the young Vinicius Júnior and Rodrygo, Ancelotti considered that “they are doing a great job offensive and defensive, but the whole squad is fine and wants to play, and this is good.” EFE (HN)