Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has expressed his discontent with his side's performance in their narrow 2-1 win over Elche in Wednesday's La Liga match.
A stoppage time penalty, which was well taken by Cristiano Ronaldo, saw the score board change favourably in Los Blancos' favour.
Owing to the fact that they will play Atletico Madrid on Saturday, Ancelotti has warned his men not to play at the same level but to improve on their game.
"I am not happy. We need to play differently. We suffered a lot during the match, particularly during the closing minutes of the match," the Italian was quoted by Goal.com. "Playing the way we did today, we are not going to win the derby.
"We need to play better, with more intensity and more personality. We didn't have control of the game in the second half. The only important thing is that we won but that's not enough. We need to improve."
Ancelotti also spoke about the referee's decision to award a penalty right at the death, adding that Real Madrid defender Pepe also confirmed the official's decision was right.
"It is difficult to talk about the penalty, because you can't see properly when you are on the bench," he explained. "I talked to Pepe and he told me that it was a clear penalty."
Real must beat Diego Simeone's side in the Madrid derby this weekend if they wish to keep pace with Barcelona at the top of the Primera Division table.
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