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Real Madrid Boss Ancelotti Praises Atletico Madrid Boss Diego Simeone

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Real Madrid manager, Carlo Ancelotti has responded to his Atletico Madrid counter-part, Diego Simeone’s recent comments after their derby game on Sunday.

Real Madrid defeated their city rivals, 2-1 to maintain their perfect winning start to the season.

Ancelotti’s men scored through Rodrygo and Vinicius Jr. before Mario Hermoso pulled one back for the hosts late in the second half.

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And speaking to reporters after the game, Simeone said that Los Blancos successfully kept a low block and played good counter-attacking football.

And Real’s Italian boss said he takes Simeone’s comment as a compliment upon hearing it.

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“With Simeone, we greet each other before the match, his custom is good.

“Yes, we have defended with a low block and we are used to it. We removed the danger of breaking the Griezmann or Joao Felix, the low block allowed us to control them well.

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“If Simeone says that we have defended well in a low block I tell him thank you, it is a compliment,” he said.

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