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Real Madrid v Zidane: “I’m in charge”

ByRoborto Sykes

Oct 21, 2020
Real Madrid are far from having found their cruising speed in this 2020-2021 season. The Spanish champion conceded a surprise defeat on Saturday against the promoted Cadiz (1-0) and this Wednesday, the club merengue experienced a new disillusionment against Shaktar Donetsk in the Champions League (defeat 3-2). Admittedly, Zinedine Zidane had made a few rotations, leaving in particular Karim Benzema, Vinicius Junior and Toni Kroos on the bench, but the first half, concluded with a clear 3-0 in favor of the Ukrainians, was terrible in the overall competitiveness.

Deprived of nine starters because of coronavirus infections, Shaktar could have left Spain with a draw, but Valverde’s goal was invalidated at the end of the match following an intervention by video refereeing. Zinédine Zidane, he did not shy away from the media. For the French technician, this setback is his fault.

“A bad time. It was a bad first half, not so much for the players. They are on the pitch and they are running. But I didn’t see the team the way I wanted and when you don’t see the team the way you wanted it is your fault. Fortunately, we had a reaction in the second half, because they don’t deserve that, they are champions and that bothers me. I am responsible and I have to look for solutions, because this cannot happen. And that’s what I’ll try to do. They are on the ground and need solutions “, he assured.

Zidane does not fear the Clasico against Barça

While an important Clasico is looming against FC Barcelona, ​​Saturday in La Liga (4 p.m.), the native of Marseille did not want to get too into the critics’ game. Asked about the possibility that Real could suffer a possible beating against the partners of Lionel Messi, Zidane was sharp.

I have nothing to answer. We’re going to show up on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. and get ready for the game. What am I going to tell you about what they say, nothing. The important thing now is peace and what I am going to answer you is not positive. It’s a negative evening and we’re going to have to change it “, he asserted.