Carlo Ancelotti was happy and relieved after Real Madrid’s comeback against Sevilla (2-3) at the Sánchez Pizjuán. The Italian highlighted the change in his team after a first half in which his team were not up to par.
“The first half is the coach’s fault. In the second half we fixed some things. We weren’t in a good position, not even in the recovery,” Ancelotti said.
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And it is that the first time white left much to be desired. To such an extent that the sevillistas went with a comfortable two-nil at the break, with goals from Rakitic and Lamela. Ancelotti made self-criticism, basing himself on the fact that the approach was not correct.
“We seemed like a tired team. In the second half we were a spectacular team. There are things that are difficult to understand: how we played in the first half and in the second. This team does not surprise me, but the second half makes me very proud and I thank everyone the players”, said the Italian coach.
In the second half, Madrid seemed like another team. First, Rodrygo, who finished off a choral play to close the gap. Then, Nacho Fernández who, the first time he touched the ball, scored the tie after an assist from Daniel Carvajal. And, already in minute 92, Karim Benzema completed a new comeback for Madrid.
“I saw it live. It didn’t seem like a hand to me. Vinicius said he hadn’t played with his hand. It’s difficult to assess these situations, but it seemed pretty clear to me,” said Ancelotti, who was then asked about the second yellow card to Camavinga.
“Only the red one was missing for Camavinga… It seemed to me that he touched the ball, but I don’t want to go into this subject.”
The most outstanding player of the match for the Whites was Rodrygo Goes. The 21-year-old Brazilian came out at halftime and revolutionized the match.
“Rodrygo is going to be a great player. It is clear that he has made the difference many times when he has come on, like Camavinga. We are working on both making the difference when the games start. He has had an incredible second half”, Ancelotti concluded before leaving back to Madrid.
Real Madrid remains the leader in the standings and ends Sunday night with a 15-point difference over Sevilla and Barcelona, although the Catalans have two fewer games, one of which they will play on Monday night against Cádiz.
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Ancelotti, after another comeback: ‘This team doesn’t surprise me’