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ANCELOTTI: "WE CREATED SO MUCH AND SHOWED OUR PERSONALITY"

Carlo Ancelotti spoke after the 2-1 defeat at the hands of Barcelona in the first of the two clashes between the teams on American soil: "I liked the team's performance. The boys showed their personality out there."

"There's a lot to be pleased about regardless of the result, because we created so much and managed to build the play from the back. Each department out on the pitch did very well. We were up against a side that we all know and that have so much quality. We were efficient and managed to keep up the same rhythm as them on the ball. The display was on a par with what we showed in the two previous friendlies against Liverpool and Marseille.

"I don't have any negatives to discuss in truth. Criticising today would be akin to nit-picking. Overall, we probably had more chances than Barca. I'll repeat that I'm very pleased, considering the stage of pre-season that we find ourselves in.

"We'll play them again on Saturday and we're confident of doing well once again against a fantastic side."

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