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Ancelotti: “The team is fine and this defeat won't affect us”


NEWS | 04/01/2015 | Alberto Navarro (Valencia) | PHOTOGRAPHER: Víctor Carretero

“There was a key moment in which we could have scored a second goal, but we were unable to do it”, he said during the press conference.
Carlo Ancelotti assessed the game in Mestalla in front of the press. The coach was sorry that his team was unable to extend its run of victories, although he does not believe that it will affect the players in the upcoming fixtures: “It was a defeat that came after stringing together 22 straight wins. It was bound to come sooner or later. We were playing well before the run and we are also going to play well after it.”

“Valencia are a strong side. We prepared well for the match and played well, but we lost. We congratulate Valencia, who fought hard and now we are focused on preparing for the next game. We will put out our best team against Atlético to get something positive out of the game. The team was physically fine at the final whistle. This defeat won't affect us. It had to come eventually and we are looking forward because the season is a very long and we are well positioned in La Liga.”

Analysis of the game
“There was a key moment in which we could have scored a second goal, but we weren't able to do it. You can't be effective all the time. We worked well and had chances to score. We deserved a draw at the very least. I have nothing to say about the team's play and good work.”

The opposition and the referee
“Valencia are a solid team and have more quality now than in other years. The referee had a very good game because it wasn't easy. He had to deal with a lot of pressure from the supporters and there was a lot of booing.”