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Rayo - Real Madrid

Ancelotti: “We played a complete game in the second half and deserved our win”

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NEWS | 09/04/2015 | Javier García

“I leave here very happy and satisfied because our attitude was good, we played well and we were physically strong”.
Carlo Ancelotti assessed Real Madrid's victory over Rayo in the press room of the Vallecas stadium: “We rushed things too much in the first half. I told the players they had to apply pressure with more intensity up front in the second half and in the end we played a very complete game and deserved our win. It was more a case of us increasing our intensity levels than Rayo's dropping off. We were a lot more at ease in the second half”.

“I leave here very happy and am hugely satisfied with the second half performance because our attitude was good, we played well and we were physically strong. That's all I'm looking for”.

James starting
“Every game is different and different starting line-ups are required. He made a good contribution against Granada, in his first match back after his injury, so I decided to go with him. But every game is different”.

It was an intense game, especially in the second half.

“I leave here very happy and satisfied because our attitude was good, we played well and we were physically strong”. "We didn't have any injury problems. A few of the players were tired towards the end because it was such a physical match”.

Bale's fitness
“Bale underwent tests this morning. Everything went to plan, he has recovered from the knock and played without incurring any further problems. I took Karim off in order to have four midfielders on the pitch so we could defend more easily”.

Praise
“Rayo play a very attractive and courageous brand of football. Their manager is doing a great job”.

Comparing Rayo and Atlético
“They are two different teams. Rayo build their play up from the back so we pressured them high up the pitch. That plan worked very well in the second half. Atlético don't play the ball from the back, they play a lot of long balls so we will have to use different tactics against them”.

What he said to the referee
“I told him I thought it was incredible that he didn't call a penalty”.

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