Los Blancos boss Carlo Ancelotti isn’t ready to kiss the title goodbye but admits that it will be a challenge
Real Madrid drew 1-1 with Atletico in the dying minutes of the game with a goal from teenager Alvaro Rodriguez. Barcelona now has the opportunity to go 10 points clear of Real Madrid if they win their fixture against Cadiz. This has made Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti admit that the title race isn’t finished but it will be a tough one to turn around.
Ancelotti adamant that Real Madrid are not out of the title race
Real Madrid seem to be serious challengers for the Champions League after they thrashed Liverpool but in Laliga things seem to be different. However, Ancelotti insisted that Real Madrid are still in the hunt: “It’s more complicated but it’s not goodbye, we have to fight until the end and see what happens.”
Asked about the title race by DAZN, Ancelotti said: “It was already very difficult before this match, now it’s more. We are going to fight until the end, that’s what I can say.
“We lacked a bit of freshness. But mentally more than physically. At 1-0, it took us 10 minutes to compose ourselves, to reposition ourselves.
“We lacked a bit of freshness“
“In the first half there was a lack of intensity and in the second, we reached it at the end, but we didn’t fully take advantage of the numerical superiority.”
Ancelotti then went on to praise Alvaro Rodriguez who became the youngest player to score in the Madrid derby.
“It was very important for him, a young man with an enormous dream of playing for Real Madrid,” Ancelotti said of the Uruguayan forward. “This will be a special night in his life.”