Real Madrid beat 2-0 at Atlético de Madrid with goals from Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio. In this way, it consolidates itself at the top of LaLiga with 42 units, eight points behind its closest pursuer, which is Sevilla. After the victory, the coach of the ‘White House’, Carlo Ancelotti, considered that his team has a great chance of lifting the cup at the end of the tournament.
“We are clear favorites because we have done very well and better than others. But, we are focused on the next games since a mental downturn can cost us dearly. This is the only way to get closer to winning “He said at a press conference.
The Italian coach stressed that with this match four consecutive games are completed that the ‘whites’ leave their goal at zero. For that reason, he highlighted the virtues of defenders. “I really like the defensive aspect of the team, it is the one that we have improved the most since the beginning of the season. We are more solid, although the pressure is not too high, but with a lower block we use the forwards for the counter ”, added.
In addition, he praised all the footballers. “They leave me alone because of what they do on the field, they handle the game very well, they have a defensive commitment. It’s a team, not just high-quality players, and that’s the difference ”, he pointed.
Carlo Ancelotti praised Vinícius Júnior
The Real Madrid coach also highlighted the work done by Vinícius Júnior in the game. The Brazilian provided the passes for the goals of ‘Gato’ and Asencio. “It is getting better. I don’t talk much to him and I always ask him to be effective. Today he did not beat Marcos Llorente in one on one, but he gave two assists that helped us win the game “, he pointed.