Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has said he is not thinking about his side setting records for the number of wins or goals scored along the way, but just about each victory at a time.
Los Blancos secured progress to the last-16 of the Champions League with a 1-0 win over Liverpool. Karim Benzema scored the only goal of the game to extend Real’s winning run in all competitions to 12 games.
At his press conference afterwards, the Italian boss told the gathered media that each win on its own was important rather than setting records.
“What makes me happy is how the team is playing, how they prepare for matches and how motivated they are. Records are less important. They are nice, but I prefer to think about how we can win three points on Saturday,” he stated.
The manager also said he was happy with the win as Real didn’t reach top gear and despite the close scoreline they dominated the game.
“It was a good match, we did not play at a high tempo because we did not need to. We scored in the first half and controlled the game without taking risks. We were comfortable on the pitch and tried to score more goals. We controlled the game and the victory is well deserved,” he commented.