Carlo Ancelotti has said he is responsible for Real Madrid’s shock defeat to Real Sociedad and has vowed to find a system that will work for the team.
Los Blancos had taken a 2-0 lead inside the opening 10 minutes at Anoeta and were looking comfortable. But they let that slip through a number of defensive errors, and ended up being routed 4-2.
Speaking after the game, the Italian manager said it was like watching two different games. The opening 30 minutes, he said, were brilliant, but the next hour was terrible. And he added that a lack of concentration played a part in the mistakes – something that he would have to get his team to work on.
“There were two matches. The first 30 minutes were very good, with quality, pace and focus. The rest was very bad. It is difficult to explain what happened. We conceded corners, free-kicks… We’re very sorry, I don’t like the team to play like that for an hour,” Ancelotti said.
And the boss told journalists he was to blame for the heavy defeat. “It is a defeat that I don’t like at all. Sometimes you can have a bad match but a team like Real Madrid, when they are winning 2-0, have to keep concentrating and maintain their attitude to win the match. We didn’t do that, I am responsible and we’ll do something to change,” he commented.