Real Madrid manager, Carlo Ancelotti, reluctant to discuss future
Madrid, May 14 (IANS)
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti refused to say whether his time at the club could be coming to an end after watching Real crash out of the Champions League in the semi-final against Juventus on Wednesday night. Real put up a brave fight and could have won the tie if they had taken more of the chances they created in the first half. But all they had to show for 90 minutes was a Cristiano Ronaldo penalty, reports Xinhua.
A second half goal from former Real striker Alvaro Morata earned Juventus a 1-1 draw on the night and a 3-2 aggregate win.
"There is not a lot of sense in talking about the future. There is nothing to criticise. We are all sad, but that is normal after going out of the tournament," said the Italian, who has a further year remaining on his current contract.
"We have to play two more league matches and we have to end the season as well as we can, then we can talk about the future," he said.
Ancelotti proud of players’ efforts
Real players tired as the game progressed while Juventus were able to withstand their constant attacks, that has led to Ancelotti being criticised for not rotating his squad to ensure his team was as fresh as possible.
"I am proud of what the players did in the game and what they have done all season. We have had moments when we have dropped out, but we have always given everything," he said.
"We have pushed forward a lot in the last two matches and we had a lot of shots against Juventus," explained the coach, who believed "we have not had much luck and small details have made the difference".
"We did everything we had to do. We attacked and we had chances and we gave everything," he explained, adding that Juventus were an excellent team.