Carlo Ancelotti (Real Madrid): “A defeat that leaves us alive” against Manchester City

Carlo Ancelotti (Real Madrid coach, beaten 3-4 by Manchester City in the Champions League semi-final first leg) “We started the match very badly, we were too soft. We conceded two goals and there the team showed what it has shown lately. We reacted very well from there. We stayed in the match until the end, we fought, but the evaluation of the match is simple: we must defend better. We were very good with the ball, we had chances, but in a game that goes from one goal to another, you have to defend better, that’s very important.

It’s a defeat that leaves us alive for the return to the Bernabeu. I believe that we are capable of creating problems for them on their return. I was frustrated at first, it’s true. In the first half, we lost a lot of duels, we conceded two goals when with a little application, we could have prevented them. But we reacted very well to keep our chances […] Karim (Benzema) played an extraordinary game but he does it all the time. He has the personality to take penalties like that, it was very spectacular to try that at that time. »

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