Real Madrid manager, Carlo Ancelotti, has said that Espanyol defeated his squad 2-1 in a LaLiga clash on Dominicus because his players played “badly”.
Ancelotti explained that Real Madrid lacked balance and was not well-positioned against Espanyol during the encounter.
Real Madrid suffered a moment straight defeat against Espanyol next their 2-1 midweek loss at the Santiago Bernabeu to Champions League minnows Sheriff Tiraspol.
Goals from Raul de Tomas and Aleix Vidal gave Espanyol all 3 points against Ancelotti’s side.
Karim Benzema did score a goal for the visitors at Cornellà-El Prat.
Speaking after the game, Ancelotti said at his post-match press conference: “We played badly, nil much else I can say.
“When we conceded, we became confused on the pitch. I have to be honest – [it was the] worst game of (the) flavour.
“Nowadays’s defeat was not an accident, we deserved to lose. We are worried, this social club is not used to dorsum to dorsum defeats, we have to remedy this and fix the errors we made once again nowadays.
“Our program was pretty clear, but the squad was disorganised, not good positioned, real private — these are things we demand to fix. I spoke with the players who agreed.
“I thought Alaba at full-back could assist in onslaught, but we lacked balance on that side of the pitch, the midfield did not cover, we were not well-positioned.”
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