Carlo Ancelotti has said 2014 has been a great year for the club but he wants to end it on a high by winning the Club World Cup.
The highlight of the year is undoubtedly the win in the Champions League. Los Blancos ended their 12-year wait for La Decima by seeing off Atletico de Madrid 4-1 in Lisbon on a famous night in May.
Ancelotti also guided the team to success in the Copa del Rey and European Super Cup, while he’s also lead the team to new heights this season – recently breaking the Spanish record for consecutive wins in a row – currently 19.
Having seen of Almeria 4-1 on Friday night to make it 20 wins in a row, the Italian switched his attention to the tournament in Morocco, saying he wants to win it.
“We finished the year well in the league and now it is time to concentrate on the Club World Cup, we have to win it. If I had to give the team a grade, they would get a very high mark. We aim to win every competition we play in. There is a good atmosphere and we will go out there to win,” he told reporters.
Speaking about the match in the south of Spain, Ancelotti said the 4-1 scoreline was flattering and that Los Blancos were pushed all the way.
“It wasn’t smooth sailing. They put a lot of pressure on us but our quality came through and we were able to win”.
“They fought hard and pressured a lot. We had difficulty keeping possession, we missed passes, but we were calm enough to win. It was difficult because they played with real hope and heart. The entire team suffered but in the end, the two goals decided the match”.