Real Madrid - Levante

Ancelotti: “We played well from the first minute to the last"

NEWS | 09/03/2014 | Javi García

“We're in a good position in all competitions. It was the objective and we are getting there by working", added The Whites' coach in the press room. 
Real Madrid downed Levante to return to the top of the league. Carlo Ancelotti was satisfied with his side's win, and analysed the match in the press room at the Santiago Bernabéu: "We had the same intensity and concentration in the last few games. We played well from the first minute til the last; very efficient and with security at the back. The match was very good".

"We're in a good position in all competitions. That was the objective and we're getting there with by working. We are in an important moment of the season. There's a good atmosphere in the squad and we have to carry on as such. It is important not to think about a lot of things because the risk is to think too much. We have to be alert in every game because each match can be the most important of the season. We are on top but the season is long and the objective is to end the season up there".


"We have a small advantage but we don't think about it. We just look at the next game and try to win it. We trailed for a while and now it's our good moment, and we have to carry on that way".

Varane and Carvajal
“Varane took a knock to his tibia, it's nothing to do with his knee and it's fine. The change was only precautionary. With Carvajal we were worried, but now it seems as if he'll be back in two or three days".

Small scoreline
“We had a lot of opportunities, Keylor Navas had a top game, I'm happy with the match we played. The important thing is to win the league, it doesn't matter how you do it. I think it will go right down until the wire because there are two teams very close to us. For Real Madrid it's clear that the objectives are the three competitions".

Emilio Butragueño's opinion
“We're on a fantastic trajectory. The side is showing very good signs and dominated from the first minute. They are solid at the back and rarely give chances away. We deserved more goals, but between Navas and the woodwork it wasn't possible. We were superior and the result was a little flattering".

“We are showing great capacity. We are doing what we must, and that's the most important, and it helps us that our rivals slip up and drop points. Also the change to 4-3-3 gives us more tranquillity and calm. Modric and Xabi Alonso are very secure in play and Di María has taken on the role of a central midfielder and is helping us a lot".