Villarreal - Real Madrid

Ancelotti: “We had a very good attitude and we deserved to win”

NEWS | 27/09/2014 | Alberto Navarro (Vila-Real) | PHOTOGRAPHER: Víctor Carretero

“Benzema should be congratulated for his performance”, said the manager.
Carlo Ancelotti appeared in the El Madrigal press room after Real Madrid's victory over Villarreal: “We had a very good attitude. We played a good match against an opposition that made it very difficult for us. We worked hard when he had to work hard and played when we had to play. We deserved to win”.

“Playing a 4-3-3 formation is risky sometimes, but it's a risk we know and it's controlled. Benzema should be congratulated for his performance, which was very good. Sometimes passing is better than scoring. He was key in the second goal”.

Casillas and Illarra
“Casillas had a very good game, like everyone. It's important that he kept a clean sheet for the second time in the Liga. Illarra is more defensive than James and that's why I made the change, to have more control of the match. He did it very well and he's going from strength to strength”.