Carlo Ancelotti analyzed his team’s first defeat of the season: “We conceded on two set pieces and the game got into the dynamic they wanted, they are very good on the counterattack. The key was those two goals from set pieces. I didn’t I get angry, it’s a defeat, it bothers us but it’s a defeat that doesn’t hurt us much, we have another chance. I can’t criticize a team that has done very well so far”.
Excess relaxation: “We have not been attentive to set pieces and from then on we have conceded two goals like that, where we are normally more forceful. They have enjoyed their greatest quality, the counterattack. We entered the match, we tried to equalize, we were close. I have not seen a foul of attitude or intensity. The defeat was going to come sooner or later. It hurts because they all hurt, but some less than others. We have another chance to be first”.
Touch of attention: “Sometimes, for sure, you learn more with a loss than with ten wins in a row. It can happen, we played in a way we didn’t want; it was better to have a lower block and the game went the other way.”
The ‘rajada’ of Courtois: “Everyone has their opinion.”
System changes and double pivot: “We had losses, this is normal, but those who have played, for me, have complied. The mistake was made at the beginning of the game, because with the double advantage they played as they wanted: defending, searching against because they are very fast in front… “We played and we had opportunities. We had good control of the game until 3-1. To come back you have to take risks, we took them and it didn’t work out well for us; I have nothing to complain about. The players at home couldn’t play, but these guys have won a lot of games.
Change in defense: “Nacho was more used to pressing up front than Rdiger and I think he did well, we entered the game and we had the opportunity to make it 2-2”.
Asensio: “He has played well, he has suffered like everyone else, he has given an assist”.