´ Barcelona didn ´ t wish to play ´– Ancelotti persuaded of second-leg turn-around for Madrid

Carlo Ancelotti is persuaded Real Madrid have the firepower to reverse their 1-0 Copa del Rey semi-final first-leg defeat to a Barcelona side he recommends did not wish to play.

Barca declared a smash-and-grab triumph at the Santiago Bernabeu on Thursday to take a slim benefit into next month’s return video game at Camp Nou.

The definitive objective can be found in the 26 th minute when Franck Kessie’s shot was conserved by Thibaut Courtois prior to entering off Eder Militao.

Madrid were mainly dominant otherwise, with Barca having simply 35.3 percent of the ownership– that is their tiniest share of the ball in a single match considering that Opta records started (2013-14 season).

Similarly, it was just the 3rd time given that the start of in 2015 that Barca have actually tape-recorded less than 50 percent ownership in a match.

Ancelotti was not impressed by Barca’s efficiency and stays positive Madrid will reach the last, regardless of Los Blancos stopping working to get a single shot on target for just the 3rd time in a years.

” The group played well,” he informed press reporters. “Barcelona played like they didn’t wish to play.

” We have not been great in the last 3rd. Defeat injures, however if we do the very same in the 2nd leg, we have an opportunity to advance.

” We played the video game we need to play: pushing, having fun with strength. We did not have an objective, however they not did anything to rating. They were fortunate with a rebound. We have 90 minutes [to turn it around]”

He included: “We’ve stopped working, however we did not be worthy of to lose. In 90 minutes we can score an objective in Barcelona.”

Despite the apparent aggravation in his voice, Ancelotti was certainly pleased with how Madrid handled to manage most of the video game, requiring Barca to play mainly on the edge of their own box.

” It’s a really bad outcome, unjust, however it was a video game well done on our part, with strength and dedication.

” We didn’t let Barca play the method they desire. They had a really low block, not due to the fact that they wished to, however since we made them do it.

” It was challenging to have chances, we attempted from outside package, however they have terrific protectors and they offered us issues in the crosses.

” It was challenging to discover areas. They were extremely shut off. I have absolutely nothing to reproach. I am really pleased and I am extremely delighted to do the exact same in the 2nd leg.

” They have a benefit, however we have all the self-confidence on the planet to be able [to turn it around]”

The 2nd leg is at Camp Nou on April 5.


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