Carlo Ancelotti admitted Real Madrid played their “worst game since I arrived” in their 4-0 defeat against city rivals Atletico Madrid.
“I have to take responsibility for the loss. It’s been our worst game since I arrived at the club. We have to keep our minds cold and change our attitude. We’re still at the top of the table, but our match was bad, very bad,” he said at the press conference.
The Italian manager believes “Atletico deserved to win.” “They began the game stronger in the fight, better organised, winning second balls… We’re hurt for this loss and we will have to change so it doesn’t happen again in the future,” he added.
Asked about the players’ performance, Ancelotti said “they all failed.” “We always arrived late, lost all air balls… Not a single player has played well,” he confessed.
“I’m not going to forget this game because we’re going to learn from these mistakes. Everyone has to take his responsibility and the coach has to be the first.”
“We haven’t exerted a good pressure, we haven’t controlled possession, we haven’t counter-attacked… We didn’t even have chances to score. We had nothing,” the Italian concluded.