Ancelotti congratulated Manchester City
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti sends his congratulations to Manchester City.
Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti, coach ofReal Madrid
congratulated his opponentManchester City
, after losing at the latter's stadium "Al-Ittihad", by 4-0 on Wednesday evening in the second leg of theChampions League
The Italian Ancelotti said during statements reported by a Spanish newspaper:
"They played better and deserved to win, as they applied a lot of pressure at the beginning and it succeeded with them taking the initiative, as they made it difficult for us to return to the atmosphere of the match. We tried in the second half, but to no avail."
"Assessment is meaningless now; it is a very painful defeat, but this is something that can happen because we are in the semi-finals and against a strong opponent, and next season we will be stronger. I think it is about football. We played against an opponent who deserved to win He took advantage and from there, he built the game to get to this finish. Today was better than we were last year."
And about what needs to be changed at Real Madrid the Italian coach replied:
"We did not do what was planned and there is no need to be sad in this situation This team performed well last year and this year. We did not have the ability to reach another final. This team performed well." He did well and will do even better next season; this loss is just one step to trying to improve next year."
As for his assessment of the current season Ancelotti said
: "It was a good season We have to show our personality in the remaining matches, but the season has been good. I think reaching the Champions League semi-finals is a success because only great teams reach it, and sometimes they lose a semi-final."
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