Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has admitted his side did not play well enough in the Spanish Supercopa to deserve the title.
Los Blancos suffered a 1-0 loss at the Vicente Calderon as they went down 2-1 overall. The 10-time European champions tried to take the game to their hosts in the first half but looked to tire in the second period as Diego Simeone’s men closed out the win.
“In the first half we played to a high level, but in the second we gave Atlético more chances. We lost control of play, with a lot of long balls. It was difficult for us and for that I made changes. I changed the positions of the three central midfielders,” Ancelotti told journalists.
He also said that if he had to pick, he would have preferred to lose the Supercopa than the Champions League, and that the players will now go for other targets this season.
“The new season is going to be interesting for us. We have a side full of quality and we are going to try and do what we did last year. None of us have spoken about winning six titles. We will try and win all the titles we can. Now we start a new season and are looking forward to it. There are every competitive sides to come, like Atético and Barcelona,” he told reporters.