It wasn't Real Madrid's best game, but for Carlo Ancelotti the important thing against Leipzig wasn't the game, but getting a victory in an "intelligent" way that would allow them to add the second victory. After two days the technician assured that the classification "is on track".
"We suffered in the first half, but the most important thing was to avoid creating spaces behind us. We kept control and pushed in the second. We put more energy into the game. Today we had a very dangerous team in front of us. The classification is on track", assured the Italian in his first speech.
The Italian said he was aware that "it didn't turn out a fantastic game for us", but said that his goal was "to play a game to win it and defensive vigilance was very important. They hurt us in offensive transitions that's why we controlled it. When they have slowed down we have taken a step forward and we have won deservingly", he explained. And he added that he cannot ask his team "to win with fantastic football and yes with intelligent football."
The Madrid coach individualized Valverde, who scored a goal, of whom he said "he's doing very well, he's arriving and scoring. He's showing his qualities, his dynamism and his ability in the rival area". In addition, he was happy for Asensio, who also scored "he has fulfilled. He needed this goal, he has always trained very well. At first he had doubts about whether to leave or stay," he assured.
Finally, he left Karim Benzema's participation in the derby against Atlético de Madrid up in the air. "We are going to see if he trains or not. We are not going to risk it."