Ancelotti hails three players for executing his tactics perfectly against Napoli

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Carlo Ancelotti has hailed his side’s performance following the 3-2 victory over Napoli away at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium.

It was a game that was massively fought for by Napoli, but Real showed their experience to take all three points.

For Ancelotti, it was a complete performance, and he hailed the trio of Jude Bellingham, Rodrygo and Federico Valverde for perfectly executing their role during the game.

Ancelotti said: “We put on a complete and serious performance. We played very well in the first half and after their goal we did very well between the lines and created chances.

“The pattern of the game changed after the penalty and Napoli pressed higher up the pitch. We were up against it for 10 or 15 minutes and then we regained control and scored towards the end.

“The first-half success was because the positions of Bellingham, Valverde and Rodrygo caused Napoli a lot of problems between the lines. Napoli’s pressure couldn’t counter this. The result is fair and I expected a Napoli side with quality and dangerous players.”