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Wed 04 January 2023 | 9:42

"It's not football, it's another sport", Ancelotti slams pitch after Copa del Rey victory

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti criticised the state of Cacereno's pitch after a 1-0 victory in Copa del Rey on Tuesday.

Real Madrid

beat fourth-tier side Cacereno thanks to

Rodrygo

’s goal in the 69th minute to reach the round of 16.

After the game,

Ancelotti

criticised the state of the surface at Estadio Principe Felipe stadium and claimed that no one can't play football on surfaces like that.

He told reporters:

"You can't play football. For me it's not football, it's another sport.

"It's nice because small teams can fight and compete with bigger teams. It's good for the fans, but the fans also want to see nice games."

Ancelotti admitted it was an even game but insisted he is happy with how his team played.

He said:

"Rodrygo made a fantastic play, the rest was an even and competitive game.

"A lot of struggle, a lot of long balls, it couldn't be done any other way. The team has complied and I'm satisfied, it was a game we're not used to.

"I liked everything, from the first minute to the last, I knew we had to suffer. We didn't risk anything, the line of defence was fine, a clean sheet, everything was fine."

He added:

"They played very well. They pressed high up, we didn't have the chance to handle the ball well."

Real Madrid is second in La Liga behind Barcelona on goal difference and will face Villarreal on Saturday.


source: SportMob



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