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Again another very good performance from Rudiger.
Rudiger outstanding. Had to command that high line and make sure Larin didn't take advantage of the space in behind, and he marked him perfectly. Header was immaculate at the end.— Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo) January 3, 2024
Very good Modric game on the ball as well.
First game of 2024 not pretty on either end of the…
Rudiger’s goal was very important and came from set-piece. Carlo explained this was the result of the work of his coaching staff and he doesn’t work in that aspect.
Carlo said the team lack of a bit accuracy and freshness. Not a good performance, but important three points.
Girona also won (4-3 vs Atleti), so we continued to be equal in the number of points.
❗️Rival watch: Girona win 4-3 vs Atletico Madrid.— Madrid Xtra (@MadridXtra) January 3, 2024
Atletico go to -10. pic.twitter.com/6LN16vy2w0
Who is the starting keeper?
Carlo was asked about the keeper situation - if he will continue the rotation game to game. Carlo answered that Lunin played yesterday as Kepa was out sick. Carlo confirmed Kepa will start the next game, but for he’ll evaluate for who will start the Super Cup.
The defeat vs Atletic
Carlo was asked what has changed since the game vs Atletic, because after the only defeat in the season, the team is 18 games unbeaten.
The goals we suffered against Atlético de Madrid has opened our eyes. In that game, we were weak against crosses. We fixed that, by keeping the two centre-backs more inside the penalty box when there are crosses and with the help of midfielders, when the opponent breaks the line behind the fullbacks. We adjusted that well.
Next stop: Arandina, on Saturday (6 January), 8:30 PM CET.