Alvaro Morata’s double and Antoine Griezman’s smart header secured victory for Atletico as Real Madrid conceded three goals with headers.
Ancelotti took full responsibility for Real Madrid’s performance. But the veteran coach dismissed suggestions that tactics were a concern for Real, saying defensive shortcomings and a lack of intensity cost the visitors.
He said: “We didn’t start well and didn’t defend well. When they were 2-0 up, they played the game the way they wanted. Atleti did better than us in this regard. I think the system This is not the problem but the fragility of the defense. We were not very tight and they took advantage of that.”
“When the team doesn’t do what they’re supposed to do, it’s my responsibility. I shoulder it, it’s my fault.“
Real Madrid must now make a quick change ahead of their midweek home game against Las Palmas.
Thanh Vu | 07:10 September 25, 2023