Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti
maintained that nothing has changed in the La Liga title race despite his team’s 4-3 loss to Barcelona on Sunday. The Italian tactician told
reporters that the race was always going to come down to the final day of the season: “I’ve said it many times: the League will be decided in the last match. We have to continue fighting.
We need to react,” he said.
“I haven't spoken to the players about the match yet. We committed small mistakes and that's why we lost,” Ancelotti added. “The team
is ready to get up and move on. We have to be satisfied with how we played. In the first matches with Barca and Atletico we deserved to lose, but not tonight. We didn't deserve this defeat. We have
improved a lot, the team has showed its quality and proved it in this match.”
Meanwhile, Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino
was left in awe of his striker
, who scored three of Barca’s four goals in addition to assisting the opener for Andres Iniesta
. “I can hardly talk about Leo but
there’s no need, it’s compliment after compliment,” Martino said. “Today he breaks another record ... I hope he gives me the match ball.” Indeed, Messi’s hat trick
made him the all-time leading scorer in ‘El Clasico.’
Read the whole story at Football Espana »