Mon 06 March 2023 | 9:13

"It's not impossible" – Ancelotti not giving up on La Liga title

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has refused to give up on La Liga title despite falling nine points adrift of leaders Barcelona.

Real Madrid

held to a goalless draw against Real Betis on Sunday night. They are now nine points behind leaders


, who managed to beat Valencia with one goal earlier in the day.

Real Madrid has failed to win their last two league games and will face Barcelona at Camp Nou in

La Liga

in a fortnight.

After the match, Ancelotti insisted that winning the La Liga title this season is not impossible.

"It's not impossible,"

he told Movistar.

”It will be very difficult, very complicated, but we have no doubt we'll fight until the end.

"Of course these results are affecting the team. If it doesn't then you have no room to improve."

Real Madrid also lost with one goal against Barcelona in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final on Thursday.

Ancelotti’s side failed to register a shot on target against Barcelona and in the first half against Betis. Karim Benzema scored for Madrid in the 15th minute, but his goal was ruled out due to handball.

"It was a difficult match for us,"

Ancelotti added.

"We know we could have done better in terms of efficiency in attack. We had opportunities but lacked efficiency.

"This is the reality. We've scored only one goal in our past three games, and it's clear to see what we're missing from set-pieces. We have the quality to be doing better.

"We know we have to improve in that regard. We know in moments like this we have to do better."

Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos also said they will fight until the end to win the title.

"There are still games left and we are not that far away [from Barcelona],"

he said.

"The DNA of this club is to fight until the end. Where there is an opportunity, Madrid will fight.

"We have a very important game against Espanyol next Saturday in front of our fans. We also have Barcelona to play, so we have to do our best before the international break."

Real Betis manager Manuel Pellegrini said he is happy with his side's performance against the defending champions.

"Winning games is important, but if you can't do that then it's better to not lose,"

said Pellegrini, whose side is in fifth place.

"I think it was a fair point for both teams. There are many teams in the fight for the top four and others will also start to challenge."

source: SportMob

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