Real Madrid seal Round of 16 spot – Ancelotti speaks
Champions League day 4 – Real Madrid 1-0 Liverpool
Coach Ancelotti speaks about the win and qualification to next round.
“It was a good match, we did not play at a high tempo because we did not need to. We scored in the first half and controlled the game without taking risks. We were comfortable on the pitch and tried to score more goals. We controlled the game and the victory is well deserved.”
“Benzema is enjoying a good run of form, I don’t know if it is the best of his career, but it is his best form since I have been here. I really like how he works for the team, he is a really important player for us.”
Aiming for first place
“Although we have qualified, our plans haven’t really changed much for the upcoming games. We still have to finish the group in first place and, like always, we have to respect the competition. We always play the same way. We can prepare for the Club World Cup by playing.”
“Cristiano was focused on the game, he didn’t score but we didn’t talk about records together. He did not score but he will in the next match. He wasn’t frustrated not to have scored. I would get frustrated when I played because I never scored. He played well and was happy with the win.
The run of victories
“What makes me happy is how the team is playing, how they prepare for matches and how motivated they are. Records are less important. They are nice, but I prefer to think about how we can win three points on Saturday.”