[European/Overseas Soccer News]Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti reflected on the match against Sociedad.
Real Madrid manager Ancelotti: “Takefusa Kubo played well. He was dangerous.” In the fifth round of La Liga on the 17th, Real Madrid lost 2-1 against Real Sociedad at the Santiago Bernabéu. won. Manager Carlo Ancelotti has described Sociedad midfielder Takefusa Kubo as a “very dangerous” player.
Real Madrid had a tough time against Sociedad. Five minutes after kickoff, Barrenetxea scored the first goal thanks to Kubo’s vertical pass, and since then they have allowed numerous chances to score from attacks centered on Kubo. However, in the second half, they scored two goals with Valverde’s midfield shot and Josel’s header, resulting in their signature come-from-behind victory and their fifth straight win since the start of the season.
After the match, manager Ancelotti appeared at the press conference on the second basement floor of the Bernabéu and also mentioned Kubo, who played a series of shocking plays and became one of the main players of the day. He continued to struggle with dealing with Kubo in the first half, but when asked about defender Fran Garcia, who assisted on two goals in the second half, he also touched on the Japanese midfielder’s play.
“He (Fran Garcia) was struggling. Kubo was playing well and was very dangerous. But Fran had two fantastic assists off a quality attack and helped us win. He gave it to me.”
Real Madrid are in good form, winning their first five games in a row, but have allowed their opponents to take the lead in three of those games.
“We started three of the five games behind. It’s great to have the ability to come back, but it’s something we still have to avoid. Closing the gap is tough and we need to work harder. We achieved this come-from-behind victory through our team spirit, energy, and determination.”
“The first half wasn’t bad. They set their defensive line quite high, so we pressed from the front. Their goals were the pattern we were aware of. They always did things like that. And score goals. Instead of Merino and Brahim… it was Bryce and others who came out.”
“We were talking about their play and we thought we controlled it well, but even when we do that, sometimes the quality of the opponent can outweigh us.”