Real Madrid will welcome Valencia in the 2021-2022 Spanish League continued match on Sunday 9 January 2022. To be able to pick a victory over Valencia, Madrid coach, Carlo Ancelotti, asked his players to play well before the turn of the year or rather when Los Blancos are playing well.
As is known Madrid will try to get up after swallowing a 0-1 defeat to Getafe in early 2022 yesterday. Meanwhile, ahead of the match later, El Real has valuable capital after winning 3-1 over Alcoyano in the 2021-2022 Copa del Rey event.
Ancelotti said Valencia was a team that worked well together. Therefore, Ancelotti thinks his team should play like before January, by showing how they are unbeaten in 12 matches.
“We have to play against a team that is playing well, who has a good organization. We have to get back to playing like before the break,” Ancelotti was quoted as saying by Mundo Deportivo, Friday (7/1/2022).
Furthermore, the Italian coach said Madrid needed to recover players and refocus on winning. Ancelotti said there was a lot of work to evaluate his team’s play.
“We have recovered players who experienced discomfort and we are focused on the game, the win. There are many things to evaluate that data,” he said.
On the other hand, Ancelotti assesses Valencia has a very good team defense. Still, according to him Madrid can also play well defensively. “It’s true that Valencia defended very well, with intensity. When we had to defend, we did too. That’s quite normal,” he said.
Currently, Madrid is still at the top of the 2021-2022 Spanish League standings with 46 points. Meanwhile, Valencia is still in ninth position with 28 points and one game remaining.
Although superior, Madrid in fact had difficulty to be able to play consistently. That’s why any result can happen in the Madrid vs Valencia match later.