Carlo Ancelotti has admitted that Real Madrid “defended themselves really badly” of their 4-3 loss to Manchester City on Tuesday night time.
The two groups met in the primary a part of the Champions League semi-finals and City have been in a position to persistently break Real’s again line and ended the match with a formidable 2.37 xG.
The hosts drove right into a two-goal lead inside 11 minutes and continued to pepper the opponent’s purpose earlier than a beautiful shot from Karim Benzema took the wind out of the sails. The basic competitors would proceed and finish 4-3 and at full time Ancelotti admitted that he had been dissatisfied along with his facet’s protection.
“I’m a little disappointed with what happened in the first 15 minutes,” he stated. “We will work to improve our defense on the training ground.”
In an interview with one other broadcaster, the Real boss admitted: “We defended ourselves really badly. We have to defend ourselves better in the second round.”
However, they are going to most likely need to enhance backwards with out the assistance of star defender David Alaba, who was taken off with an harm at half time.
Alaba hurried again from a knock to play on the Etihad and Ancelotti gave an early replace on his situation after the match.
“We will evaluate Alaba’s condition. He has been feeling uncomfortable in recent days. I can not say for sure if he will play the second round,” he stated.