Heaviest defeat in over four years…
Spanish giants Real Madrid suffered a humiliating defeat to city rivals Atletico Madrid after conceding four at the Vicente Calderón Stadium, and boss Carlo Ancelotti claims the team are a ‘mess’.
Real sit top of La Liga, yet were easily dismissed by reigning champions Atletico whose hopes of retaining the title will be reignited, and Ancelotti concedes that some serious reflection on his side after the defeat must now take place.
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“We were a mess and lost all our aerial battles. None of our players had a good game,” the 55-year-old was quoted by BBC Sport as saying.
“I have to look at this coldly and accept responsibility for this game,”
“We have to review what has happened but we mustn’t forget that we’re still top of La Liga. I have a lot of faith in these players,” he continued.
Even more worryingly for the former Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain boss will be the poor form of Bernabeu legend Cristiano Ronaldo; the Portuguese put in one of his poorest performances in a Real shirt, and questions will be raised over the forward’s form, particularly after hitting the milestone of 30-years-old.