The Bernabéu, Míchel warned before the game, offered Girona a “worldwide” dimension. The problem is that what happened could happen, although it is probably an unfair punishment for a brave team that stood in the white stadium with personality and trying to be faithful to what it has achieved by proposing matches from possession. But As Portu warned at the end of the game “everything that could have gone wrong has gone wrong and they are the real Madrid and they don’t forgive you.”
The Bernabéu is the Everest that this Girona team had yet to see It is surprising that he has conquered all the heights of the League, except the white temple. Míchel made it clear in the press room: “When Madrid is at its maximum performance, we don’t arrive. We are not at that level. Our league is Athletic, Real Sociedad, Betis, Valencia… We cannot be in the league of Real Madrid, Barça and Atlético. “We are not the fourth candidate.” The sincerity of the Vallecano showed what happened on the pitch and lowered the aspirations of a Girona team that, to this day, is still a real candidate to get into the Champions League, stealing the place from the Blaugranas, the Red and Whites and the Bilbao team. “I have nothing to reproach, we have given everything but in duels they have been much superior. The party of Camavinga, Vini, Bellingham…We are not at that level. It helps us to improve, when you face a high level, make you see your reality, we are having a good season seeing level, incredible season.”
It is significant to note that the whites prepared the match like a Champions League match. A man warned Vinicius decisive in the microphones at the end: “It was one of the best games of the season.” And he did it while Couto left the field crying. A graphic image of what happened in the field. The Brazilian had his best game of the season and Ancelotti endorsed it in the press room: “When Vinicius is at this level, in my opinion, he is the best in the world. We have to continue with this commitment and attitude. We have dealt a strong blow to the League. “We are well positioned.”
Vinicius was once again decisive in reactivating his partnership with Bellingham, he praised the Englishman: “Jude is a star and without being a striker he is scoring many goals. Hopefully he can continue like this.” Precisely the departure of the Englishman from the field was the only drawback for the whites. Bellingham left injured on his left ankle three days before resuming the Champions League in Leipzig. Bad news that has sown uncertainty in the white locker room where there are doubts that the forward will be able to participate in the first leg of the round of 16 against the Germans. “Bellingham has a sprained ankle. They are going to evaluate him this Sunday and hopefully he will be available for Tuesday,” warned the Italian coach. Jude added two goals that bring his total to 20 goals, 16 in the League, which once again leaves him top scorer ahead of Dovbyk and Mayoral.