Ancelotti told Movistar after the match: “A very important victory against a very difficult opponent. We are happy, but the match was difficult.”
“Sevilla showed their quality, but in the second half we were better. It was difficult in the first half because we conceded the first goal and it was difficult for us to press forward.”
“In the second half, we played better, especially at the defensive level, and we have the energy we need with the changes,” he explained.
And about Vinicius Junior, who scored the winning goal, Ancelotti said: “He did not play the match that everyone expected, but he scored an extraordinary goal, it is an amazing shot.”
As for the match schedule, especially that Real Madrid will play with Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday, the Italian coach said: “All teams are tired because we play every 3 days, and we must evaluate the situation in preparation for the next match, as the younger players give us more energy.”
“The team is in a very good shape at the moment,” Ancelotti concluded. “We have to continue that because the matches are close and we have to be ready.”
It is noteworthy that Real Madrid raised its score to 33 points, 4 points ahead of its closest rivals, Atletico Madrid and Real Sociedad.