La Liga day 5 – Villareal 0-2 Real Madrid
Coach Ancelotti reacts:
“We had a very good attitude. We played a good match against an opposition that made it very difficult for us. We worked hard when he had to work hard and played when we had to play. We deserved to win”.
“Playing a 4-3-3 formation is risky sometimes, but it’s a risk we know and it’s controlled. Benzema should be congratulated for his performance, which was very good. Sometimes passing is better than scoring. He was key in the second goal”.
“El Madrigal is a difficult ground to come to, last year we had to fight to come away with something and we came here with the aim of keeping up our positive run of results and getting the win. The team had to defend and we kept a clean sheet in a difficult ground and against a difficult team.”
Casillas and Illarra
“Casillas had a very good game, like everyone. It’s important that he kept a clean sheet for the second time in the Liga. Illarra is more defensive than James and that’s why I made the change, to have more control of the match. He did it very well and he’s going from strength to strength”.