We need to improve our starts – Carlo Ancelotti

We need to improve our starts – Carlo Ancelotti


Carlo Ancelotti has said he wants to see his side improve how they start matches after seeing Real Madrid recover from an early deficit to beat Real Sociedad 4-1.

Los Blancos fell behind after less than a minute on the clock at the Santiago Bernabeu, before James Rodriguez levelled soon afterwards. Sergio Ramos gave the 10-time Champions League winners the lead before Karim Benzema added gloss to the scoreline with a brace.

Speaking to the press afterwards, Ancelotti said his team has got into the habit of starting slowly – something that he wants to see change.

“In the first half, as has happened in other games, we didn’t start well and we conceded a goal. The same happened at Córdoba and against Atlético in the Copa. We have to improve that. Then we defended well and we pressed up front. We played very well in the second half. We sorted it out and the match improved,” he told reporters.

And he added:”Benzema put in a fantastic performance. The goal he scored was top quality. He has a fantastic strike, but we also have to appreciate the way he helps the team’s play. He isn’t just a striker who plays in the box, he is very good in every area and has a lot of quality. We had a lot of chances and shots on goal.”