After losing 4-0 against Manchester City, Real Madrid’s season is over. Manchester City will meet Inter Milan in the UEFA Champions League Final. After Real Madrid’s elimination at the Etihad Stadium following a 4-0 loss to Manchester City in the second leg of the semifinal, Carlo Ancelotti made an appearance that evening. The Madrid team exited the competition in the harshest manner conceivable.
On if Manchester City were far superior:
“It’s one thing about football, that we played against an opponent who played with more intensity and more quality in the first half. They were superior, just as we were superior last year. This can happen in a semi-final.”
If it hurts to be doubted?
“Nobody doubts me, because the president was quite clear 15 days ago.“
On if this was his worst defeat and what needs to change
“We didn’t do what was planned, but there’s no need for drama. We didn’t have the capacity to reach the final. We have done very well this season and we will do better next season.”
On what happened:
“There’s no need to talk about attitude, we lost to a team that was better than us.“
On the season:
“It’s been a good season, we have to show our faces in the last four games. Reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League is a success, because only four teams have reached the semi-finals and there are a lot of teams that haven’t made it.”
Is City the best team in Europe?
“They deserved to reach the final, as we deserved it last year.”
Do you have the squad to beat City?
“Of course with this squad you can fight for the Champions League, we won it last year. And we are already focused on winning it next year.”
What the president said to him in private.
“What the president said to me privately, I will not say here.”
Dani Carvajal: “We will come back stronger and work to be in another final. City were better, we must congratulate them.”
Luka Modrić: “ Carlo Ancelotti deserves to continue. This team still has a lot of joy to give to Real Madrid fans.”
Vinícius Jr: “If Ancelotti should continue? Yes, yes. Of course. We have not managed to do what Ancelotti asked us to do.”
Toni Kroos: “Today was a deserved defeat. We needed to play better as a team. Manchester City did that very well tonight and deserved to win the game. When you sign for this club, as a manager or a player, you know they expect the most from you. Luckily we have achieved it many times, but you can’t win the Champions League every year.“
Thibaut Courtois: “The way we fell hurts more. You can lose a game 2-1, 1-0… But it’s a very tough defeat.”
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