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Ancelotti refuses to give up on La Liga title race

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti says “it’s not impossible” for them to win La Liga despite a nine-point deficit

Even though Real Madrid are nine points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona, Carlo Ancelotti vows that Los Blancos will not give up on the title chase.

Real Madrid were held to a goalless draw as they faced Real Betis on Sunday. However, a 10-man Barcelona managed to get the three points against lowly Valencia. Los Blancos were also drew last week in the Madrid Derby.

Ancelotti demands Real Madrid be ‘efficient’ in attack

With 4 points dropped in two weeks, Real Madrid now fall nine points behind Xavi’s Barcelona. However, Ancelotti thinks it’s still possible to win the league.

“It’s not impossible,” he told Movistar. “It will be very difficult, very complicated, but we have no doubt we’ll fight until the end.

“Of course these results are affecting the team. If it doesn’t then you have no room to improve.” 

Madrid are goalless in their last two games. They lost at home against Barcelona last week when the two met in the Copa del Rey.

“We know we could have done better in terms of efficiency in attack. We had opportunities but lacked efficiency

“It was a difficult match for us,” Ancelotti added. “We know we could have done better in terms of efficiency in attack. We had opportunities but lacked efficiency.

“This is the reality. We’ve scored only one goal in our past three games, and it’s clear to see what we’re missing from set-pieces. We have the quality to be doing better.

“We know we have to improve in that regard. We know in moments like this we have to do better.”

Real Madrid’s record against Betis haven’t been that inspiring as they have had six goalless draws against them in the past two decades. Another draw could be costly to their title hopes.

“There are still games left and we are not that far away [from Barcelona],” he said. “The DNA of this club is to fight until the end. Where there is an opportunity, Madrid will fight.

“We have a very important game against Espanyol next Saturday in front of our fans. We also have Barcelona to play, so we have to do our best before the international break.”

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.


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