Ancelotti’s side made into the round-of-16 stage of the Copa del Rey 2022/23.
Real Madrid’s manager Carlo Ancelotti is happy after the club’s entry in the last 16 of the Copa del Rey 2022/23. Los Blancos secured a stunning victory over Cacereno in the round-of-32 fixture.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side did enough to see off Segunda Federacion side Cacereno in the Copa del Rey. Rodrygo produced a moment of magic to send his side into the next round of the competition.
Despite the closeness of the match, Ancelotti was happy with his side’s performance, as per AS.
“I liked everything, from the first minute to the last. We knew that we had to suffer, but we didn’t risk anything in defence and it’s now the second game without conceding.”
“You can’t play on it. For me, it’s not football. It’s nice because the smaller teams can compete against the bigger ones. It’s good for the fans, but the fans also want to see good football matches.”
Eden Hazard was given a rare start by the Italian, and he struggled to make an impact before being replaced by youngster Alvaro Rodriguez after 68 minutes. Despite his lack of involvement, Ancelotti was please with the Belgian’s efforts.
“I liked him, but it’s difficult to individually assess the level of the players on days like this. It was impossible to play. For players like him and Rodrygo, it’s difficult on days like this, where they suffer. But he has delivered.”
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