Carlo Ancelotti, the head coach of Real Madrid, praised his team after they came from behind to defeat Villarreal 3-2 on Thursday night in a Copa del Rey match.
After falling behind 2-0, the European champions rallied to defeat Quique Sentien’s team.
Later, Ancelotti admitted: “At halftime, I was incredibly irritated, so I chose to take a chance and press high up. I warned them to wake up since there was still time to turn around because we weren’t being aggressive enough in our duel.
“They unquestionably woke up. We can’t continue to play like way after a poor first half. It was a fantastic response, as it often is, in the second period. Although this club never gives up, we cannot wait until the very end of the game to respond.
Because it’s challenging to change the dynamic in such a way after the first half we witnessed, we played a very subpar first half and an unexpected second. To make matters better, the squad displayed excellent personality. For us confidence, the second half is fantastic. We persisted, and I’m sure you guys had to edit your articles.
He continued, “They truly transformed the game,” referring to game-winners Dani Ceballos and Marco Asensio. They improved the quality and vigor of the pitch. They were absolutely essential in changing the result and the tie.