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Ronaldo Absence Motivated us, Says Ancelotti

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Ronaldo Absence Motivated us, Says

The Italian was delighted with the way in which his troops responded to the unavailability of their star forward, praising Gareth Bale for the "most important goal" of
his career

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti says the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo helped to
motivate his side in their Copa del Rey victory
over Barcelona on Wednesday

The Portugal international missed the Clasico
clash through injury but saw wingers Angel Di
Maria and Gareth Bale both score as Los Blancos ran out 2-1 winners at Mestalla.

"We deserved the title," the Italian said. "We
pressed high up the pitch and we took advantage on the counter. We played really
well and all the players worked hard, so congratulations to them.

"Cristiano's ab


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