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Ancelotti: “I'm very proud to manage this team”

NEWS | 05/04/2014 | Diego Jabalquinto (San Sebastián) | PHOTOGRAPHER: Ángel Martínez

 “I have players who like to fight and we're going to fight for the Liga until the last match", declared the Real Madrid manager.
Carlo Ancelotti expressed his pride at his team’s performance in their thrashing of Real Sociedad: “We played very well, intelligently. We started at a very high pace and had more intensity in the second half. Everyone had a good game and I’m pleased because it wasn’t easy. I’m very proud to manage this team. I have players who like to fight and we’re going to fight until the last match”.

“It’s not easy to recover well from Wednesday’s match and the players had very good intensity levels in the second half. They all worked well defensively. We avoided Real Sociedad’s biggest quality, which is depth. We did very well at the back and we were very focussed”.

This victory strengthens us and we also avoided injuries and were good physically.

“With Bale’s position on the left wing we have more open field to attack in and he feels comfortable. He often switches positions with Cristiano Ronaldo. It’s not a problem. We’re fortunate to have the two of them and it’s very good”.

Illara and his goal in Anoeta
“What was happening off the field didn’t bother him. He focussed on the match, he played very well and he scored the first goal. His defensive game was very good”.