Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti expressed his satisfaction with his team’s performance after their recent match against Barcelona in the Copa del Rey semifinals. Despite dominating possession with 66%, Real Madrid were unable to score as they failed to register a single shot on target.
In his post-match press conference, Ancelotti praised his team’s intensity and pressure up front, while also acknowledging Barcelona’s tight defensive line, which made it difficult for Real Madrid to break through.
“It was a good game. We played an intense game, with a lot of pressure up front. The fact that they had 34 percent possession means that we did well in this aspect, but their defensive line was very tight. We put in a lot of crosses, but they are strong in the air. It is the game we wanted to play and it gives us confidence for the second leg.”Carlo Anceloti
Despite not scoring, Carlo Ancelotti felt that his team played the game they wanted and is confident going into the second leg of the semifinals. Real Madrid will look to bounce back and secure a place in the final when they face Barcelona in the second leg at the Camp Nou.