Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti insists their team are playing the same strategy but with quality in attack from injured Karim Benzema.
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Carlo Ancelotti admitted Real Madrid missed the quality of Karim Benzema as he claimed their Copa del Rey exit to Athletic Bilbao was not a surprise.
The LaLiga leaders were beaten 1-0 at San Mames on Thursday. Alex Berenguer scoring a brilliant winner in the 89th minute to send Athletic into the semi-finals.
It was a measure of revenge for Marcelino’s men, who lost 2-0 in the Supercopa de Espana final to Madrid last month, in which Benzema scored the second goal.
“Kroos and Vinicius were replaced because they were tired. At first I thought of changing players for extra time,” Ancelotti said after the game.
“We are hurt because we want to win every tournament. But I think it won’t have any impact because it will make us stronger
. But the game plan hasn’t changed. We tried to play from the back but we couldn’t do it ourselves.
“It wasn’t the worst game of the season. It was a difficult game and played closely until the last minute. But it wasn’t our worst game.”