Girona coach Míchel admitted that his workforce “aren’t in Real Madrid‘s league” after Madrid thrashed them 4-0 on Saturday in a end result that Carlo Ancelotti referred to as a “huge blow for the LaLiga title.”
Vinícius Júnior opened the scoring on the Santiago Bernabeu and Jude Bellingham grabbed a brace — earlier than being substituted with an ankle drawback — with Rodrygo Goes making it 4-0, to depart leaders Madrid 5 factors away from Girona on the high of the desk.
“We tried to face as much as them, however when Madrid are at their finest, we will not get there,” Michel stated in his post-match information convention. “The gamers gave all the pieces, however [Madrid] have been superior within the duels. The video games from [Eduardo] Camavinga, Vinícius, Bellingham… We aren’t at that stage.”
“We’re a membership that is rising,” Michel stated. “There are solely 4 or 5 groups on the planet that may struggle with Actual Madrid. Once they play like as we speak, it is laborious to cease them.
“Valencia, [Real] Betis, that is our league. We aren’t in Actual Madrid’s league. We took factors off Barcelona, however they don’t seem to be in our league, Atlético Madrid aren’t in our league. We’ll maintain working with humility. I feel we’re candidates to be in Europe.”
Míchel — who has made Girona shock contenders this season forward of extra properly established rivals like Barca — admitted that Madrid have been now more likely to finish the marketing campaign as champions.
“In a sport something can occur, however I had the sensation as we speak that Madrid are very sturdy and in the event that they proceed at that stage it will likely be laborious for them to drop factors,” he stated. “At present, at no level did you get the sensation that we might win… Our stage is not Actual Madrid’s stage. We have been in a dream, and we’re nonetheless in a dream.”
“It is a huge blow for the LaLiga title,” Madrid coach Ancelotti stated. “Girona are an excellent workforce. They hadn’t misplaced away from residence… We’re properly positioned, we have accomplished properly till now. We’ve got a bonus but it surely’s simply that, a small benefit.”
Madrid’s evening was soured by concern over Bellingham — who has now scored 16 league objectives this season — forward of Tuesday’s Champions League round-of-16 first leg towards RB Leipzig.
“Bellingham twisted his ankle,” Ancelotti stated. “It will likely be assessed tomorrow. Let’s hope he’ll be obtainable for Tuesday… There are video games Bellingham hasn’t performed and others have accomplished properly, like Brahim [Diaz]. I can not be extra fearful than I used to be as we speak. At present we had 4 centre-backs injured and we did properly.”