Ancelotti admitted: Benzema or Kroos should have kicked, not Alaba
The Austrian came off the bench, took responsibility and made it 1:2 over Almeria.
The coach of Real sent a message to the youngsters, in Spain they stated: "Lucas and Essex - one of the biggest transfers in the history of the club"
Monday, August 15, 2022, 07:03
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Took responsibility, and knew why.
Alaba (Photo: GettyImages, JORGE GUERRERO/AFP)
It went hard, very hard, but in the end Real Madrid succeeded in their opening game of the season, beating Almeria 1:2 last night (Sunday).
The small rival took a surprising lead, before Lucas Vasquez equalized (61) and David Alaba decided, 15 seconds after coming off the bench, with a great free kick.
"Initially Karim Benzema or Toni Kroos were supposed to kick it," admitted Carlo Ancelotti.
"It wasn't easy to tell them to let David kick."
"It just shows the confidence he has in stationary situations," they wrote in "Marka".
"It's not surprising, because he is the best free kicker that Real has today. In his days at Bayern, he scored ten goals from free kicks."
The veteran coach gave the team shirt to two young players - Eduardo Kamabinga and Orleans Tshoumani, who struggled a little.
"They weren't at their level," he admitted, "but as far as I'm concerned, according to the training, they deserve to play. They didn't make a mistake, they can simply be better."
and Essex with Vinicius (Photo: GettyImages, Fran Santiago)
Regarding Marco Asensio, who did not get minutes and may leave before the window closes, the coach said: "He is a Madrid player and he will still play. You have to take into account what he did last season, he scored for us and he is an important player. We will wait and see what happens until August 31st."
The one who won compliments in the Spanish media is the scorer of the equalizer Lucas Vasquez.
"He was bought for one million euros in 2016, in what may have been one of the biggest transfers in the club's history," Marka wrote.
"Whether he plays or not, he is always the outstanding employee of the month."
Ancelotti was also enthusiastic: "He did a very good job and scored an important goal, he continues his line of intensity and an uncompromising approach."
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