The draw conceded by Real Madrid on Sunday against Betis Sevilla was clearly not to the taste of Carlo Ancelotti, who did not hesitate to point the finger at the performance of his attackers.
Real Madrid probably saw its last title hopes vanish on Sunday, on the lawn of Betis Sevilla. While at the same time, Barça won yet another minimalist victory against FC Valencia (1-0), the Merengues had to settle for a draw (0-0) with the Verdiblancos. A poor performance which earned the Madrid giant to count nine points of disbursement on its Catalan rival. A gap that already appears insurmountable despite the Clasico scheduled in two weeks.
Asked after the meeting, Carlo Ancelotti did not hide his frustration. And for once, the Italian technician publicly attacked some of his players. “We lacked efficiency up front. We made the pass too much when it was necessary to shoot, the dribble when it was necessary to pass… We did not make the right choices, annoyed the former Milanese. This means that we have only scored one goal, from a set piece, in the last three matches. Fortunately, we are good behind, much better than at the start of the season. But we lack balance, we have to be equally good on both sides of the field. I am affected, more than angry. It affects me that this team, with the quality they have, fails to score more than one goal in three matches. This is the reality, and it touches me a lot. Players are also affected. The problem is there: we need a little more efficiency in front, and that we watch ourselves play less. »
And according to the Madrid press, Karim Benzema is clearly targeted. This draw conceded on the lawn of Betis Sevilla constitutes “ an alert to sign a 9″, according to AS, who points out that no one at Real seems able to take over from the Frenchman when the latter is in trouble. And while the former Lyonnais chained a third match without scoring against Betis Sevilla, the question inevitably arises of the recruitment of a new striker to replace the Ballon d’Or, the young Alvara Rodriguez being considered still too tender.