Real Madrid and Barcelona to the wire for Liga title – coaches react
Liga BBVA: Barcelona 4-0 Almeria / Rayo 0-2 Real Madrid
Coach Barcelona Luis Enrique:
“The goal is always to improve and we are in the process. The players are aware that they have very good numbers, but you can always improve,”
“We controlled the game and we didn’t suffer much. Almería let us attack on the wings and we took advantage,” said the coach, who also praised the team’s intensity. “To me, we played at a very high level. We just slowed up a bit when the match was practically over … overall it was a match that will strengthen us for the next one,”
Coach Real Madrid Carlo Ancelotti
“We rushed things too much in the first half. I told the players they had to apply pressure with more intensity up front in the second half and in the end we played a very complete game and deserved our win. It was more a case of us increasing our intensity levels than Rayo’s dropping off. We were a lot more at ease in the second half”.
“I leave here very happy and am hugely satisfied with the second half performance because our attitude was good, we played well and we were physically strong. That’s all I’m looking for. I leave here very happy and satisfied because our attitude was good, we played well and we were physically strong”. “We didn’t have any injury problems. A few of the players were tired towards the end because it was such a physical match”.