Carlo Ancelotti hails Vinicius Jr after scoring in Madrid derby clash

Head coach Carlo Ancelotti insisted that his squad just needs to carry on winning football matches.

Real Madrid are back on the winning track and secured their place in the Copa del Rey semifinals. They beat their city rivals Atletico Madrid in the derby game.

Real Madrid had to battle to see off their bitter rivals, having fallen behind early on to Alvaro Morata’s close-range strike. Goals from Rodrygo, Karim Benzema and Vinicius Jr ensured that it would be Los Blancos that progressed to the final four of La Copa.

The Spanish giants are just going one step by step in the pursuit of the first silverware of the season.

Head coach Carlo Ancelotti insisted that his squad just need to carry on winning football matches.

“It’s a very demanding season. It is too much, but it is what it is. We have to fight, suffer. We have injuries ourselves, so do all the teams. We can’t do anything, we have to play and nothing else.”

Vinicius has had a rather difficult day, having been subjected to a horrific display from Atleti fans earlier on Thursday. However, he ended it in the best possible way by grabbing Real Madrid’s third deep into extra time. Ancelotti was very pleased with the professionalism shown by his Brazilian superstar.

“Vinicius, as usual, has focused on the game, and he was wanting to play. What has happened is very unfortunate, but it is behind us now.”

Real Madrid’s semifinal opponent hasn’t decided. We won’t be surprised if we see another El Classico this season.

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