Carlo Ancelotti: The players have battled well

Carlo Ancelotti: The players have battled well


Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has praised his players for showing their battling qualites in the 4-1 win over Espanyol on Sunday.

Los Blancos took the lead through a Ronaldo goal just before the hour mark but were pegged back by their hosts. They responded with three goals in the closing stages to take the three points, although it wasn’t enough to prolong the race for the title and Barcelona secured the La Liga honours with their win over Atletico de Madrid at the Vicente Calderon.

Speaking afterwards, Ancelotti said it had been hard to motivate the players following the Champions League exit, but every responded well.

“The team reacted well and had a very good attitude. It was not easy to motivate the players after Wednesday and I am grateful. Now we have to prepare professionally for the last game right up until the last minute. We have to keep our heads held high, although the team has not won, they have battled,” he said.

Speaking about the future, although it is still uncertain, Ancelotti says it is his ambition to win La Liga.

“I would like to win the most important competition, which is the Champions League. However, I would also like to win La Liga. This year we came very close and we will try again next year.”