Cruz Azul - Real Madrid

Ancelotti: “The team were fantastic”

NEWS | 16/12/2014 | Alberto Navarro (Marrakech)

“The squad deserve the title and becoming world champions would be a perfect way to cap off a fantastic year”, he said.

Carlo Ancelotti analysed Real Madrid's comprehensive 0-4 win over Cruz Azul and passage through to the final of the Club World Cup final: “We had the right amount of quality for this competition. We were strong, focussed and organised. The team behaved fantastically out there. They are prepared and always give their best".

"We played a serious game. We started well from the outset. We scored early on and that made things easier for us. They could have minimised our advantage, but Casillas saved the penalty and in the second half we killed the game off on the counter attack with two goals. The pitch was perfect".

The chance to win four titles in 2014
“I hadn't thought about it but we are doing very well this year and there is one match left to finish it off well. We are really going to prepare for it because this team deserves the title and it would cap off a fantastic year perfectly if we were world champions".

Ronaldo's rabona
“It was his only way of shooting. I had never seen a shot like that before, but you never know quite what Ronaldo will do next. He didn't score but he provided two assists for his team mates and that is important even if he doesn't score”.

We knew that we had a lot of fans here.

“We like being here, it is like playing at home. There is a good atmosphere and an ideal environment for playing at our best. Those are important aspects for us and we are happy to be playing in an environment like this and have this kind of support. Real Madrid is a really great club because of this”.

Ramos' soreness
“We aren't worried as it was simply a case of slightly hurting a muscle and he will recover well in two days and he will be available for the final”.

Opponents in the final
“We respect all of the teams. They have to play the semi-final. San Lorenzo have more experience with these types of games but anything can happen in football. We will prepare well for the final regardless of who our opponents are”.

The open training session in Rabat before the game
"We decided to do it because we have a lot of fans in Rabat. It was nice to have our supporters close to us".

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