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Ancelotti calls 1-0 defeat to Getafe ‘a wake-up call’ for Real Madrid

Sun 02 January 2022 | 19:01

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti took a dig at his team's lackluster performance in the 1-0 loss to Getafe, stating, "It seems we stayed on holiday for one more day."

The

Real Madrid

head coach said that there was no need for "drama or tragedy" considering the fact that his club is still at the top of LaLiga.

The unexpected defeat at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez, on the other hand, was a dreadful start to the 2022 year for the capital giants, who are seeking to unseat archrivals

Atletico Madrid

as Spanish champions.

Enes Unal

took advantage of

Eder Militao

's sluggishness on the outside of the penalty box and struck a low shot past

Thibaut Courtois

. This was the second time Madrid went behind in as many games.

Even though

Luka Modric

,

Casemiro

, and star striker

Karim Benzema

came close to securing an equaliser,

Getafe

held on to claim the three points.

"We had a reaction for the first 10 minutes after the goal, then we were nervous and lost balls and duels,"

Ancelotti

said

.

"I think there is not much to say about this game. It seems we stayed on holiday for one more day.

"It didn't seem like the team that ended the year: less concentration, less commitment. We didn't deserve to win, but we didn't deserve to lose either.

"We gave away a goal and lost. It is a wake-up call. We didn't play well and there are no excuses."

And he accepted it was not his finest day as a coach either, saying:

"The coach might also have been on holiday today."

Italian boss Ancelotti added:

"We face this defeat without drama or tragedy because we continue to be leaders."


source: SportMob

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