“Real tried a 4-4-2 almost with very attacking players out wide like Kaka and Marcelo. They played better in the first half, created spaces and chances. We were too deep,” Leonardo said.
“I'd say the second half was the opposite, as we had the better of it and overall the draw is the right result. To be honest, we feel a bit of regret, as I felt we could win it and strike them at the right time. I'm happy with the way the team played and approached the test.
“Consistency is key. Right now we have a balance and a self-belief that we can hurt our opponents. We're getting better at transforming that into goals, but the important thing is to maintain that consistent performance and confidence.”
Alexandre Pato did score a second goal, but it was controversially disallowed for either an offside position or handling offence - neither shown by the video evidence.
“I promised myself I wouldn't evaluate incidents after the game, but looking at the footage I don't see much wrong with it. Never mind,” shrugged the Coach.