CArlo Ancelotti was happy immediately after Real Madrid beat Internazionale 1-0 on Wednesday, but the Italian admitted that he is most proud of the fact that his team showed that they can suffer.
Thibaut Courtois was in great shape when the Spanish giants scored the winning goal in the 90th minute, but it was far from easy against Simona Inzaghiaccusations.
“I liked the game because we had to suffer, and we suffered because of the compactness”, Ancelotti explained at his press conference.
“I love knowing how to suffer and showing that this team can sacrifice and have character.
“It was a very important victory, in the second half we were better than in the first, we didn’t concede a goal, thanks to Courtois in the first half. ”
Rodrigo scored the winning goal, which could have been the spark his career at Los Merengue needed, and the Italian coach was pleased with his result.
“I thought about putting him in the second half, but Inter very well closed us in front of the center,” he added.
“I wanted to start the game from the flanks, so I played Rodrigo.
“The game was won by the players, then the changes were important because the players were fresh.”