Carlo Ancelotti appeared in the press room at the Santiago Bernabéu following the Champions League semi-final first leg against Manchester City, which ended 1-1 at full time.
Vinícius Jr first strike lit up Bernabéu with the fans exploding in happiness, unfortunately Kevin Debruyne leveled the game to 1-1 in the second half, leaving everything to be decided next week Wednesday.
“We could have won it, we deserved to, but these things happen. We came away with positive feelings ahead of the return leg because we played the game well. In the opening 20 minutes they had a lot of the ball, but they didn’t cause us problems.”
“It’s normal for Manchester City to have possession but that shouldn’t drive us mad. We got the goal and from then on we played really well, controlling the game and creating opportunities. We’re very pleased with how we went about the game and I hope to see a repeat performance in the return leg.”
“They’ll push harder because they’re at home. Our approach was good and we controlled Manchester City well in the second half. We moved the ball more and created more chances. In the first half, we weren’t very patient in playing the ball out. We could have had more of the ball in the first 20 minutes, as we did in the second half.”
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