Real Madrid are on the verge of reclaiming the LaLiga title but Barcelona right-back Dani Alves claims Carlo Ancelotti’s side were ‘lucky’ in their bid for the Spanish crown
The 38-year-old was fired Carlo Ancelotti ‘s side as real competition for the Spanish crown and claims so Barcelona would have pushed Los Blancos further if they had teamed up earlier in the season humiliated Real 4-0 in your own backyard during a memorable one El Classico meeting last month. However, Los Blancos sit 15 points clear at the top of the table and are on course with five games to go to confirm their status as champions well before the end of the season.
However, opposing defender Alves thinks their triumph is a bit hollow, Barca TV said Goal : “They were lucky that we were late. It couldn’t be and now we have to think about the next goal. We would have liked to have played against them in a different way, but life is like that. It’s time thinking about securing second place.”
Since then, Barcelona have been in great form at home Xavi Hernandez replaced manager Ronald Koeman last November. Xavi’s side have lost just one of their last 12 games and have moved up to second place Champions League football next semester. Before the clash on Sunday with Rayo Vallecano at Camp Nou – Alves has admitted her hectic schedule has gotten out of hand European League to Eintracht Frankfurt eight days ago – has taken its toll.
“Physically we are very good, but we are approaching the end of the season and that is costing us all,” said the veteran. Alves’ coach reiterated his opinion after their win Real Sociedad on Thursday, adding: ” [Gerard] pique, [Ronald] araujo, jordi [Alba] with much discomfort, it’s a demanding schedule. The commitment It is exceptional. A long week, much to our regret, but it will do us good.
“We were emotionally devastated. It’s normal. It’s new that Barcelona, without playing well, also come out. It was a crucial win. In many phases, Real Sociedad deserved more, we have to be honest. In the they deserved it in the second half.” a draw, but we walk away with a very important win.”
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As for the capital, Ancelotti knows his top-flight side are “close” to getting their hands on the title but admits his club’s 35th crown is far from secure. “It’s true that we’re close to the league title but we still have games to play,” said the Italian ahead of Wednesday’s 3-1 win Osasuna. “I have too much experience for that [feel like a champion]. It is true that we are very close and doing well. But it’s not over yet.”
Ancelotti who left everton He returned to Madrid for a second spell last summer, adding: “We count very simply. We get three points against Espanyol and if we need more, we get three points against Atletico.” I’m not a mathematician, I prefer history.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/dani-alves-real-madrid-barcelona-26772402 Dani Alves sends 'happy' message to Real Madrid as they get closer to LaLiga title