‘We were bad & we have to improve’

Carlo Ancelotti has hit out at his Real Madrid side after they lost 1-0 to Atletico Madrid on Saturday evening.

A solitary goal from Diego Costa was enough to give the Rojiblancos all three points in the capital derby.

And the Italian tactician has admitted that his men were ‘bad’ and they ‘have to improve’.

“We conceded the goal at the start, the match became complicated and we lost confidence,” he told a Press conference.

“The start of the season has been good and we’ve been playing well, but in the last two matches have been bad. We have to fix it with a better attitude, more concentration and with clearer ideas.

“The moment we’re going through is not easy and losing a home match is not good. We have to think about fixing the problem quickly.

“When the ball arrives up front, we do not have space to find a positive solution. Against well-organised defences, if you play slow, it is harder.

“I think we have to continue with the work we are doing, trying to play more with the ball on the ground. We were doing well until last week and I am not going to change things now.

“We have won the other matches and drawn against Villarreal, and started well in the Champions League. It is true that we are five points behind, but the league season is long and we have time to cut the gap.

“The players are good for this system and I am confident that we will improve. The team has a lot of quality. We need to improve the attitude and confidence that we have lost a little in the last two matches.

“I think they deserved to win the match. They were good in defence and used the counterattack well.

“They had a good attitude and showed that they are very well organised. They are a very solid team with great quality, that play nice and compact and I think they have a chance to compete for the League.”

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