Carlo Ancelotti praised Cristiano Ronaldo‘s team ethic following Real Madrid‘s 4-0 Club World Cup victory over Cruz Azul on Tuesday.
The Portuguese failed to get off the mark in Marrakech but contributed with a pair of assists for Gareth Bale and Isco, prompting his Coach to marvel about his unselfish work in helping Los Blancos reach the final.
“It’s never easy but the team played well and won. Now we’ll see how the final goes,” Ancelotti told reporters after the match.
“It’s true that [Iker] Casillas saving the penalty was key. Being 2-0 up, the game seemed to be over and they were still able to exploit us. He made a very good stop.
“Cristiano [Ronaldo] played very well, he gave us plenty of assistance and was very effective, even though he didn’t score. He’s surely saved himself a goal for the final.”