Carlo Ancelotti believes Real Madrid’s defeat against Valencia after 22 consecutive victories in official games will not affect the team.
“The loss comes after 22 straigh wins. We knew it would happen sooner or later. We did well before the defeat, and we will continue doing well,” the Italian manager said at the press conference after the match.
“Valencia is a strong side. We played well, but we lost. We have to congratulate Valencia, but now we have to focus on the next game. We will line-up the best possible team against Atletico Madrid,” Ancelotti explained.
“This defeat is not going to affect us. It had to happen, and now we look ahead because the season is long and we are well positioned in La Liga,” he added.
Speaking in depth about the keys of the match, Ancelotti claims there was “a crucial moment when we could have scored the second goal, but we didn’t. You can’t always be so efficient. We had our chances, and we deserved to draw.”
Los Blancos boss didn’t want to comment the controversial plays of the game: “The referee did a good job, and it wasn’t easy. He had a lot of pressure from the home crowd, and there was lots of kicking.”