Carlo Ancelotti calmly celebrated the victory and responded to Miguel Ángel Gil Marín, Atlético's CEO, who had just made some harsh statements in which he said that "Madrid manipulates the competition with its unbearable pressure on the referees." The Italian coach's response was brief. "I don't know if he is the owner or the president of Atlético but I don't pay attention to what he says. If he said that, he is hugely wrong. Everyone does and says what they want. Nobody is perfect," he said.
The coach was happy for the victory, but did not show excessive joy: "The first half we started well, without defensive errors like other times. We lacked a little success in front of the goal. In the second what worries me is that In the last quarter of an hour we have slowed down a little and we have lost intensity. It is a moment of the season in which almost all teams have a drop in intensity because the wear and tear is great. I am not a fan of possession, but yes of the goals," he added.
For Ancelotti, "Brahim's good game shows that those who play little are also motivated." The coach pointed out that Rüdiger's discomfort is not important and that he, along with Carvajal, will be there for the Girona match. Not like that Alaba, go down safely. The coach also commented that Bellingham and Modric were fine and that they had not played due to rest.
Brahim Diaz also spoke: "In the goal I had the calm that I didn't have before on the rest of the occasions. I had that patience and I'm very happy. It's incredible to score at the Bernabéu, it's something unique. It's a source of pride and I'm happy with this first goal of the season. Ancelotti? He asks me to be vertical, to try to create superiority and then go behind the back to open up the rival more. I can only thank the fans for the reception they have given me. I am very happy," he repeated.