Real Madrid defeated Sevilla 2-1 on Sunday night at the Bernabeu going 4 points clear the top of 2nd placed Atletico Madrid.
We take a look at what Ancelotti and the players had to say after picking up the 3 points at home.
On Vinicius’s performance
Ancelotti: “The goal was extraordinary. He’s a player who has something special in his feet. What has surprised me about him is his goalscoring quality. I knew he was quick and a great dribbler, but I think we’re all surprised at how he can score goals now, which is something he wasn’t doing in the past. Today, he couldn’t take players on one-vs-one because there weren’t opportunities. Sometimes that happens, when you can’t do what you want to do. Yet he was still able to make himself the most important player in the game, which is another step towards becoming one of the best in the world.”
On the overall performance of the team
Ancelotti: “I have to say that we played against a very strong opponent and they showed their quality, especially in the first half. We struggled to press high up. They unbalanced our play. But, once we leveled on the scoreboard, it was a more even game and we defended better and we started to control the game. We were lucky enough to score, but I honestly believe a draw would have been a fairer result. I don’t think we deserved to lose, though.”
Casemiro on a fixed midfield with Kroos and Modric and his thoughts on Vini Jr.
“A fixed midfield with Modrić and Kroos? Ancelotti knows what he’s doing, he knows we can play. The good thing is we are enjoying ourselves. It is an honor for me to play and enjoy Modrić and Kroos.”
“Vinicius knows games are complicated because opponents know he’s a top player. He’s a great player who makes the difference.”