Ancelotti refuses to blame the referees and blames Real Madrid defeat for playing a “bad game”

BERLIN: Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has refused to blame the referees for the team’s 3-2 defeat to Rayo Vallecano on Monday night in the Spanish football league, and attributed the defeat to a “bad match”. Oscar Trejo scored the 3/2 winning goal for Rayo Vallecano in the second half of the match on a penalty awarded by the referee through the video assistant referee system (VAR) due to a hand ball by Dani Carvajal, Real Madrid suffered the first defeat in the championship in this season. Real Madrid’s balance stalled at 32 points in second place, two points behind rivals Barcelona, ​​after receiving their second defeat in 21 games with Rayo Vallecano in the Spanish league. The defeat in Monday’s match came after Real Madrid’s 1-1 draw against Girona in the previous league match, and Ancelotti admitted his side had suffered against Vallecano. “It was a bad game, that’s what it was,” said the Italian coach. He added: “We paid for it. We had to change our strategy but we didn’t. In bilateral matches we lost a lot of the ball because we weren’t in able to match the strength of the opponent. “He continued:” Vinicius (Junior) missed two or three shots, usually scoring from them. (Marco) Asensio did well. But it wasn’t a good match for us. “Despite the controversy surrounding the penalty awarded by referee Juan Munoaira, Trejo scored the winning goal for Vallecano, Ancelotti confirmed that he had no complaints from Munoeira and recognized the role that the “VAR” system could play in the decisions. Ancelotti said of the referee: “I have no opinions, nothing. The rat regime is interfering in these issues. “He added:” We missed a second half, and that’s normal with all these many games … We have to evaluate the first part of the season, and in we did well. “He continued:” We qualified for the round of 16 of the Champions League and we are doing well in championship “. Real Madrid will host the team from Cadiz next Thursday, in the last match before the break for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. (Dpa)