Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Coutois has severely criticized his teammates and questioned the tactics of coach Carlo Ancelotti after his team was crushed by Barcelona 0-4 in the 2021/2022 Spanish League continued, Monday (21/3/2022) early WIB day.
Unexpectedly, Real Madrid was completely helpless against this classic enemy. In fact, Los Blancos have just won a convincing victory over PSG in the Champions League.
Instead of appearing mighty, Real Madrid even became the butt of Barca. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s two goals and a goal each from Ronald Araujo and Ferran Torres made Real Madrid only slumped down.
Courtois really found it difficult to accept such a suffocating defeat.
“There are players missing, but you don’t realize they are the ones who played on Thursday [against Galatasaray in the Europa League]. Barcelona found a lot of space. We weren’t compact and didn’t play well,” said Coutois as quoted by Sports .
“We weren’t able to keep the net well. For the first goal they anticipated better at the post and we didn’t move for the second either. After the end we thought we could come back, and after 10 seconds Ferran Torres also scored.” Real Madrid goalkeeper .
Carlo Ancelotti’s Decision Criticism , Initially, Courtois did not want to criticize Carlo Ancelotti’s tactics. However, he later highlighted Ancelotti’s decision to play without a striker in the absence of Karim Benzema.
“We have to talk tactics internally,” he added.
“We played with a false nine in the Copa del Rey and barely had a shot and the same thing happened here. We started well, we had chances with Fede Valverde which Marc ter Stegen saved well, but since then our form has dropped.”
The logo of this club demands that you fight and in the second half we didn’t. We could have lost even more.”
Carlo Ancelotti put on body Even though they lost badly to Barcelona, Real Madrid is still 12 points ahead of their arch-rivals. However, Carlo Ancelotti is known to be very frustrated with the performance shown by his team.
“Things went wrong. I told the players that this defeat was my fault,” said the Real Madrid coach after the game.
One of the more controversial moments of the game came in the 11th minute, when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang fouled Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos.
The violation was classified as harsh, but there was no yellow card out of the referee’s pocket. When asked about the incident, Ancelotti did not want to highlight the incident.
We played very badly and we approached the game in a very bad way,” said the Italian coach.