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Ancelotti: “If we have to win a game, better against Barcelona than against Rayo”

“The team has shown its face and for me it is enough”

MADRID, Nov. 5 (.) –

The coach of Real Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti, regretted the draw (0-0) against Rayo Vallecano but made it clear that it was “a well-played game” by his team, where the goal was missing as “it could happen”, so who claimed to be calm and confident.

“It was a well-played game, with a good attitude, with energy, with many clear opportunities, we lacked success at the end. We are hurt by the result, the game was good in my opinion,” he said at a press conference at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The Italian coach denied dependence on the goals of Jude Bellingham who suffered a blow to his shoulder. “Bellingham has a shoulder problem, they are going to evaluate it tomorrow. He was a little affected but he was able to play the entire game,” he stated.

“We have a lot of resources, today Bellingham did not enter the attacking situation, we lacked success,” he noted, later explaining the substitution of Luka Modric. “To give width to the field, we have changed the system, to give more energy. Nobody deserved to be changed. It was a good game: 22 shots, zero against. Sometimes it can happen that you are not able to score goals,” he said .

Ancelotti seemed calm about the lack of aim and spoke about results and merits, mentioning last week’s Clásico, which they won in stoppage time. “I’m not worried. We’ve tried in many ways, it hasn’t worked. It can happen. The important thing is to try until the end,” he explained.

“On an energy level it has been a complete game, I have not seen a tired team. We are hurt by the result, not by the game. It was a game that deserved to win, it could be that another game that we do not deserve we did win. In “We are very good in the table, we are in the fight. We are very good in the Champions League. There is no drama, there is confidence that we are going to do things well, like today,” he said.

“If you win at the last second it could happen that it would have been a draw. If you tied the Clásico and won today, nothing would change. If we have to win a match between the two, it is better to win against Barcelona than against Rayo. The team has face and for me it is enough,” he added, explaining that the premiere of Arda Güler is close although they have to “go calmly.”

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