By Jude Summerfield
Carlo Ancelotti has rejected claims that his Real Madrid side were embarrassed in their 3-1 Supercopa de Espana final defeat by Barcelona on Sunday.
Goals from Gavi, Robert Lewandowski and Pedri put Barca firmly in control in Saudi Arabia, with Karim Benzema’s 92nd-minute strike proving little more than a consolation.
Los Blancos have struggled in January so far, losing their last Liga clash against Villarreal 2-1, and hopes of an equally glorious season until 2021/22, when they won a domestic and European double, have been severely dashed. disappointed.
However, Ancelotti has decided not to take too much of a defeat, referring to Madrid’s 3-1 win against Barca in October.
He said: “Our mistakes determined the outcome of the game. We didn’t take care of the ball and as a result they scored two goals. The game just changed from there. It was a bad game for everyone but it wasn’t one fault. lack of spirit.
“In my mind, it’s not about humiliation, it’s a bit too much. Sometimes in sport you win and sometimes you’re beaten. We lost a game against Barcelona, as if we beat them in La Liga. They played better and they deserved it.”
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“The team is not going through its best moment, but we have to commit ourselves, because this team has the qualities to come back and be competitive in every competition where we are still present. We are suffering at the moment, because usually we win the finals, but we there are still many trophies to play for and we will fight to the end.
“We need to get back up and think about what we’re going to do. We’ll make sure we’re tough and competitive again, but we need to improve defensively. This is where we’re struggling at the moment.”
This article was originally posted on 90min.com as Carlo Ancelotti rejects the accusation of “humiliation” after the defeat in the Super Cup.