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Ancelotti Looking At Positives

Real Madrid manager, Carlo Ancelotti, was happy with Gareth Bale’s debut match for the La Liga giants after he found the back of the net.

It was a disappointing afternoon for Madrid who dropped points in their 2-2 draw with Villarreal, but looking at the positives Ancelotti was happy with Bale’s showing and his combination with Cristiano Ronaldo.

“I think he [Bale] is happy to score his first goal for Real Madrid,” said Ancelotti.

“He played in a difficult match and he played well, showing his good attitude. It was a hard match for everyone.

Ancelotti added that he was happy with how Bale and Ronaldo combined as they interchanged wing positions during the game.

“It was the first time they've played together and they will swap positions now and then because their movement is in towards goal from the wings,” added Ancelotti.

“But they might change wings sometimes, it's nothing out of the ordinary.”

Reflecting on the match as a whole and the draw itself, the manager said: “It was a difficult match. I don't think that was the worst that we have played.

“The different rhythm of the two teams was obvious, but that's to be expected because after the international matches it's difficult. The rhythm and preparation are different, it's not just a physical problem but also mental.

“The team's reaction after the first goal was good. We scored two goals and if we had paid a little bit more attention we could have won but it's a fair result because Villarreal played well. They are a good team.”

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