Carlo Ancelotti, the head coach of Real Madrid, has assumed complete responsibility for their 3-1 defeat to Atletico Madrid during the Sunday night clash.
Real Madrid entered the match as the leaders of the LaLiga table, boasting an unbeaten record.
Alvaro Morata secured a brace for the hosts, with Antoine Griezmann also making his mark on the scoresheet.
In his post-match remarks, Ancelotti dismissed any concerns about tactics being the culprit for the defeat. Instead, he attributed the loss to defensive vulnerabilities and a noticeable lack of intensity displayed by his team.
“We didn’t begin the match strongly, and our defense was far from solid. Once they went up 2-0, Atletico dictated the tempo of the game. They outperformed us in this regard,” Ancelotti stated.
He further stated, “I don’t believe the system was the issue, but rather our defensive fragility. We lacked cohesion, and they capitalized on that.”
Ancelotti ultimately accepted the blame for the team’s subpar performance, asserting, “When the team fails to execute as it should, the responsibility falls on me. I shoulder it; it’s my fault.”