The defeat suffered by Real Madrid on Tuesday against RB Leipzig (2-3, 5th day of the group stage of the Champions League) aroused strong reactions in the merengue clan. Among the harshest comments were those from Austrian defender David Alaba.
It is a poor performance that will remain without consequences from a sporting point of view. Although beaten Tuesday evening on the lawn of the Germans of RB Leipzig (2-3), in a match of the 5th day of the group stage of the Champions Leaguethe real Madrid will play in the round of 16. At the top of group F with ten points, the Merengues have yet to validate the first place in the group, RB Leipzig being only one length away, on the occasion of the arrival next Wednesday of the Scots from Celtic Glasgow.
“We have to do better than that”
Like the Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti and especially the Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, David Alaba was not tender on the delivery of the White House. Facing journalists, the Austrian defender explained what the last C1 winner missed against Christopher Nkunku’s partners. “We lacked intensity from the start. Leipzig are a team with a lot of intensity, quick in transitions… We were late. Of course, the players we missed are very important to our game, they are world-class players. However, we have quality to catch up with, as we have shown in the past. We have to do better than that.”
The former Bayern Munich player thus recalled that Real Madrid was notably deprived of Karim Benzema, Luka Modric and Federico Valverde. Leader of La Liga with three points ahead of FC Barcelona, the club from the Spanish capital will aim for a jump when Girona comes on Sunday (12th day of La Liga).