26 Sep Ancelotti Takes Blame For Real Madrid’s Derby Defeat Due To Defensive Fragility
Carlo Ancelotti has accepted responsibility for Real Madrid’s loss in the derby against Atletico, although he attributes the defeat to “defensive fragility.”
Real Madrid suffered a surprising defeat to Atletico, with Alvaro Morata scoring twice and Antoine Griezmann adding another goal, despite Toni Kroos’ long-range strike.
This marked Real’s first loss of the season, and while Ancelotti shoulders the blame, he emphasizes that the team’s “defensive fragility” was the primary factor behind the defeat, rather than tactical shortcomings.
After the game, Ancelotti told reporters, “We didn’t start well or defend well. When they went 2-0 up, they played the game they wanted to. Atleti did better than us in this sense.”
“I think the system was not a problem, but rather defensive fragility. We were not compact, and they took advantage of it. When the team doesn’t do what it has to do, it’s my responsibility. I shoulder that; it’s my fault.”
Real Madrid will look to bounce back when they face Las Palmas in La Liga on Wednesday.