Ancelotti explains why Real Madrid struggled in the first-half against AC Milan

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Real Madrid started their pre-season on a good note, as the Whites came from behind to beat AC Milan 3-2.

The first half by Real Madrid was largely unimpressive. Real Madrid lacked impact upfront, as Joselu and Brahim Diaz didn’t seem to get chances.

The midfield combination was poor and looked vulnerable at counterattacks and set pieces, conceding two goals eventually.

Real made a comeback in the second-half, and eventually won the game.

Speaking after the game, Ancelotti explained the poor first-half performance.

“We made mistakes in the first half. The press wasn’t good and we couldn’t create a lot from the back,” Carlo Ancelotti told the media after Real Madrid beat Milan 3-2.

“The 4-4-2 is not the best formation for defending. We have to improve that. Anyway, we are looking forward to playing with this formation in the future. There are some problems with the press, the players have to get used to the new system.”