The team is alive and playing well – Carlo Ancelotti

The team is alive and playing well – Carlo Ancelotti

Carlo Ancelotti to Real Madrid

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti says his team is alive and playing well as they try to catch Barcelona in La Liga.

Los Blanco closed the gap on the league leaders to two points again on Sunday evening following a 4-2 win at Celta Vigo. And it was a test of character for the Champions League holders as they had to come from behind in the north west of Spain.

Javier Hernandez continued his purple patch he’s in right now with a brace, while Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez grabbed a goal apiece.

At his press conference afterwards, Ancelotti said he was pleased with what he’d seen.

“We played a very good match, because if you win here it means that you have played well. Celta play very good football and we’re satisfied. The team is alive, it has a good attitude and we show that on the pitch,” he said.

And he added: “Both teams like to take risks. I think that it was a very open game and the result in the end was a spectacular match. We were made to sweat at a number of points, but we were highly effective up front.”

Speaking about the state of the title race, the Italian commented: “Our objective is to force Barça to win every game. That’s what the statistics say. At this moment in time we’re not thinking about other teams, but about what we have to do. We’re doing well and we’ll try to fight for La Liga until the final day, which is our objective.”