Zidane: Real Madrid fell apart after the first goal from Valencia. I have no excuses

The head coach of Real Madrid Zinedine Zidane summed up the results of the match of the 9th round of the Spanish Championship, in which his charges lost to Valencia with a score of 1: 4.

“After the first goal, it was as if we slowed down a bit and changed the dynamics of what we were doing. There can be no excuses on my part. After the first goal, we just fell apart.

I don’t think Valencia were better tactically. But I am to blame, because I needed to find solutions, “Football Espana quotes Zidane with reference to Marca.

Valencia scored 11 points and moved up to ninth place in the standings. Real Madrid (16) are in fourth place.

Zidane: Ramos is history’s greatest defender

Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane shared his opinion on the Madrid defender Sergio Ramos.

“Of course, Ramos is one of the best defenders in the world. He proved this with his performances for Real Madrid. I think he is the greatest defender in history, ”Goal.com quotes Zidane.

Recall that Ramos has been defending the colors of the Royal Club since 2005, and before that he played for Sevilla, of which he is a pupil. With Real Madrid, the player won 22 trophies, including four Champions League victories and five Spanish championship titles. Earlier there was information according to which Real Madrid intends to extend the contract with Ramos for two years. The Spanish defender’s current agreement with the club runs until the summer of 2021.

Zidane commented on the situation with the detection of coronavirus in Azar and Casemiro

The head coach of Real Madrid Zinedine Zidane reacted to the detection of coronavirus in two players of his team – Eden Azar and Casemiro.

“Azar and Casemiro are fine, even if they are slightly unhappy with what happened. Emotionally and physically they are good. I sent them a message, we’ll talk to them later.

Hazard and his recent return? He is strong and understands everything. This is a tricky moment, but mentally good. It can happen to anyone, it could be worse, so we have to accept it and keep working. We have a strong group of players. However, it is a bit confusing that you have to rebuild the training the day before the match, ”Marca quotes Zidane.

Moving on to other topics, Zidane was asked how the team has responded in recent weeks after several bad results in a row.

“When things get tough, players just have to go through with it. It has always been that way. ” There are tough moments in the season, and the players are people first and foremost, but they are dedicated and their reaction makes me happy. I trust all my players. “

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