Why We Lost to Girona – Ancelotti

Carlo Ancelotti, Real Madrid coach has blamed his side’s shock 4-2 defeat at Girona on Tuesday to his players being nervous.

Argentine striker, Valentin Castellanos bagged Girona’s four goals while Vinicius and Lucas Vazquez got Madrid’s goals.

Carlo Ancelotti

The goals made Castellanos the first player to score four goals in a single LaLiga match against Madrid in the 21st century.

The result condemns Madrid to 14 points behind leaders, Barcelona, who will play against Rayo Vallecano on Wednesday.

Ancelotti in his post-match conference said, “It was a tough night.

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“Whenever you lose like this, it’s a tough night. We were very poor defensively and that was what decided the game. We did a good job with the ball, especially early on. Then they hit us with two goals on the counter and we tried to get back into the game with individual moments, not as a team.

“We were individually poor and the defensive side of things, which has been great in recent games, was nowhere to be seen today.

“The team was nervous from the off and then we lost control. It looked as though half-time would help us but then we conceded again and it was an uphill battle. The fans are hurting and we apologise. We’re hurting too but we know we will be in good shape for the Copa final and the Champions League semis.”

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