Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti admits he felt hurt and regret about being knocked out of the Copa del Rey quarter-finals.
The White King defeated Athletic Lilbao with a score of 0-1 in the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey on Thursday. As a result, the famous team from Madrid crashed out of the round.
After the ufabet game, the Italian coach said it was a very painful feeling. Because myself and the team want to go to the next round
“It hurts because we want to go as far as possible in every competition,” Ancelotti said.
“Now with two competitions left (La Liga and the Champions League) we know it will be a very difficult game. Especially the reason why many of our players are missing.
“Athletic played very well. with as much pressure as ever especially playing in their nest We were lacking in timing to get the ball out properly. We had better possession of the ball towards the end of the game.”
When asked why he opted to play Vinicius and Rodrygo instead of Gareth Bale and Eden Hazard, who have both fallen out of favour with the coach and stayed behind in Madrid, Ancelotti said: “Other players also didn’t play. Why you don’t ask about them too?