Real Madrid got off to a slow start to their La Liga campaign on Sunday night by conceding a goalless draw against Real Sociedad. During this part, the Merengue struggled to be efficient at the forefront. Zinedine Zidane had a solution on the bench that he did not use, embodied by Serbian Luka Jovic. The latter having remained on the bench throughout the game. It did not take more for Spanish journalists to speculate on a problem between the two men. But, it seems that there is none according to the French coach.
Zidane has “nothing against any player”
In a press conference after the meeting, Zidane explained why he didn’t call on Jovic. ” I didn’t want to change teams, he confided. So I could have put another center-forward by removing another, but I didn’t want to change. I could have withdrawn [Karim] Benzema, but he was fine. Playing with two center forwards, I should have changed formation but I wanted to keep two wingers on the wings. We have a team and a lot of players and I have to choose. Today, that’s how I chose things. But, I have nothing against any player. As I said before, I didn’t want to change training ».
Regarding the meeting itself and the recorded misstep, the French technician acknowledged that ” these are two lost points ”. “We struggled to create chances, especially in the second half, he added. We had a good game defensively, we conceded very few chances, but we missed things offensively, and especially a goal “. The next outing for the Spanish champions will take place on September 26 at Betis.