Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has said 2014 has been an unforgettable year for him and the club.
Los Blancos lifted the Club World Cup on Saturday evening after seeing off Argentinean side San Lorenzo 2-0 in Marrakech. Sergio Ramos and Gareth Bale scored the goals that secured Madrid’s fourth trophy of the calendar year.
The past 12 months will never be forgotten by Madridistas. It all started with the Copa del Rey win over Barcelona in April. The next month, Los Blancos travelled to Lisbon and lifted the Champions League after a 12-year wait for La Decima. Despite missing out on the Spanish Supercopa in August, the team did with the European Super Cup in Cardiff.
Speaking to reporters after the game in Morocco, Ancelotti hailed his players and said they had marked a special era.
“We’re really happy with this trophy. 2014 has been a fantastic and unforgettable year and we hope 2015 is the same. I’m very happy to have arrived at this club and won the Champions League in the first year, and now the Club World Cup; it’s really special,” he said.
“The final was difficult, particularly in the first half. The key to it all is that the players have really taken on board that we need balance at the back and up front. We’re a fantastic team, but it’s impossible to compare this team to others in history. We’re happy to have made history, but we want to keep going.”