Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has admitted that the defeat in opposition to Espanyol in La Liga on Sunday was his crew’s “worst” efficiency of the season to date.
Real sit at the highest of La Liga however misplaced 2-1 at RCDE Stadium in opposition to a newly promoted Espanyol aspect that had solely gained one in every of their first seven matches in the brand new promotion.
The end result got here simply days after Real have been humiliated by Sheriff Tiraspol, a reminiscence participant within the Champions League, which put Ancelotti’s feedback after the match on Sunday in a fair greater context.
– We performed badly. There is just not a lot else to say “, says the Italian from ESPN.
“We began the sport with an thought, after which with the purpose we let in, we couldn’t keep calm. There was confusion on the sector. The crew was not effectively positioned with or with out the ball. I even have to be sincere, that is our worst sport. ”
Espanyol made both half by Raul de Tomas and Aleix Vidal, with Karim Benzema’s 71st minute strike proving to be nothing greater than comfort. The hosts from Barcelona had even threatened to lengthen their result in 3-0 earlier than Benzema made issues just a little extra respectable.
Real signal for the worldwide break in October, after profitable a shock defeat. They at the moment are simply at the highest of the desk with purpose variations with metropolis rivals Atletico Madrid who draw equal to them and Real Sociedad because of a powerful victory over Barcelona on Saturday.
Los Blancos is not going to return till Sunday, October 17, when Athletic Bilbao travels to the capital. The Champions League group stage resumes a couple of days later with an extended spherical journey to Ukraine to face Shakhtar Donetsk.
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