“Never before” Ancelotti Laments Strange Happenings in Real Madrid vs Barcelona Clash

“Never before” Ancelotti Laments Strange Happenings in Real Madrid vs Barcelona Clash

Real Madrid had an unfortunate evening, experiencing a 3-0 loss to Barcelona during their pre-season friendly in Texas, despite creating numerous opportunities. 

Reflecting on the performance later, Carlo Ancelotti conveyed to the media: “It was a good game with and without the ball and we created a lot of chances, but the negative is the result. It’s quite strange to hit the post five times in one game. I don’t think that’s every happened to me, but I’d rather it happened in pre-season. It seemed there was a wall in front of their goal. The result isn’t the important thing, but we don’t like to lose.”

Ancelotti on Vinícius as the team’s penalty-taker

The coach was questioned regarding Vinícius, who attempted a penalty in the match but unfortunately missed. 

When talking about the future primary penalty-taker for the team after Karim Benzema, the coach stated: “Vinícius was very dangerous and was centimetres from scoring. He was a positive star of the game, even without scoring. Modrić wasn’t on the pitch, and he usually took penalties if Benzema wasn’t there. It could be Modrić, it could be Vinícius, it could be Rodrygo. We’re looking at that.”

Ancelotti on his decision to not start Kroos or Modrić in Real Madrid vs Barcelona Clash

As for the decision to start with a very young midfield, the coach explained: “I wanted to see the youngsters in a demanding game like this, and I think the youngsters did well. I already know what Kroos and Modrić can do. In the next game, I’ll give more minutes to others. That’s a normal approach to pre-season.”

Ancelotti on the injuries to Mendy and Güler in Real Madrid vs Barcelona Clash

The coach gave an update on Ferland Mendy and Arda Güler. 

Mendy sustained an injury during the game, while Güler is dealing with a significant knee problem.

The coach said: “With Ferland, it’s an muscle injury and we’ll see exactly what happened. Until now, he hadn’t had any issues and we hope it isn’t anything serious. As for Arda, he has his knee issue and I hope we can fix it in Madrid. It made sense for him to return there already.”

“Never before” Ancelotti Laments Strange Happenings in Real Madrid vs Barcelona Clash

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