Ancelotti Hails Madrid Performance Despite Draw With Real Sociedad
Real Madrid coach, Carlo Ancelotti hailed his team performance as "one of the best of the season" despite a goalless draw with Real Sociedad on Sunday.
Ancelotti was satisfied with his side's showing despite hitting a stalemate with the Basque club.
Speaking after the game, he said: "It was a shame because we played very well and we deserved to win. We played a complete game, one of the best of the season, but we didn't have any luck. The team is improving and growing and physically we are much better. Now the injured return and we have confidence for the coming months. We have done very well with and without the ball and all we had to do was score, we came so close but it is a draw. I am satisfied because the team has played very well."
He continued: "We pushed the 90 minutes to the fullest with great intensity, Real Sociedad has not played as they like because we pressed well up top. The extra time of the Copa del Rey [a 3-1 quarter-final win over Atletico Madrid on Thursday] was not noticed, we have had a high intensity for the 90 minutes. It was difficult to make changes because nobody deserved to leave the field, the team was playing well and I did not want to change the dynamics. Ceballos and [Federico] Valverde played very well. [Camavinga] did well, he is an option because of his quality and his energy. He is not used to playing there and with Vinicius they created many chances. The game was good but if you don't score... now we are five points behind and we have to chase."
Madrid play Valencia next on Thursday.