After starting the season with some impressive performance, Real Madrid had been finding it hard to break through the opposition’s barrier to score some goals and it has been keeping Real Madrid’s coach Carlo Ancelotti, up at nights. Despite the club’s dismissal performance in the last two matches, Real Madrid still occupies the first rank on La Liga with 17 points. The club could not register a single goal against Villarreal and was instead held on a goalless draw. Their bad times continued as they faced another 2-1 defeat in the hands of Moldovan minnow Sheriff.
Carlo Ancelotti admitted to the team struggling to take a shot at the nets in the last two games but he mentioned that it should not break down the team’s spirit. He knew that going forward, times would be tough for the club but finding the right balance will be crucial for his team.
Carlo Ancelotti said: “In our last two games we’ve struggled to score, something that wasn’t happening before, but that’s football. I said just 10 days ago tough times would come and we need to find our balance.”
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The Italian is confident that the two loss that they suffered will fuel the players to bounce back and give their all to lift the trophy.
“The game against Sheriff has dented our pride.
Tomorrow we’ll bounce back and give our all, and do what’s required to get the victory … Those kind of results don’t affect me mentally but physically they keep me up at night as I go over them in my head.”
Real Madrid will be missing some key players when they take on Espanyol next
Ferland Mendy, Dani Ceballos, Dani Carvajal, Gareth Bale and Marcelo will be missing from action on the field due to injury. With the quintet away, fans are worried about the Fate of Real Madrid in Barcelona.
After a long break due to a hip injury, midfielder Toni Kroos will be making his comeback to the club.
On the other hand Barcelona’s president Joan Laporta has announced on Saturday that Ronald Koeman will continue to shoulder the responsibility of the club as the coach.