We Did Not Play Well Against Xerez- Pellegrini

Manuel-Pellegrini-edited1_2058209Despite his side beating Primera Division newcomers Xerez 5-0 at the Bernabeu last night, Real Madrid coach Manuel Pellegrini insists his side did not play well.

Madrid lead throughout thanks to a first minute strike from Cristiano Ronaldo but didn’t add the final four goals until the final quarter of an hour of the game and Pellegrini says that despite the scoreline, he expects better.

“I am happy because we won 5-0 but leaving aside the result we did not play well,” he told Marca.

“We must keep improving. Every game is different. We had a good end to the first half but maybe we were too confident after the first goal.

“We improved in the second half and got the goals but we should have been better in possession,” Pellegrini added.

Next up for Los Merengues is a trip to the Madrigal on Wednesday to take on Villarreal.


~ by footballdirecta on September 21, 2009.

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