El Clasico defeat hurts but Madrid won’t give up —Zidane

Zinedine Zidane

Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane has admitted that his side’s 3-0 defeat in Saturday’s El Clasico is painful, but that Real are not giving up on the race to having a fulfilled season.

Madrid fell 14 points behind Barca at the top of La Liga as a result of their second-half collapse at the Santiago Bernabeu, as goals by Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Aleix Vidal gave Barcelona the deserved win.

But Zidane made it clear that Los Blancos were “not going to go crazy”, even though the result was “very tough to take”.

“How we’re feeling after a 3-0 defeat? Bad,” the Coach said after the game.

“We started very well, the first half was even and it’s a defeat that hurts. It’s very tough for us to take, but it is what it is, it’s football.

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“In the second half, we made a mistake, we defended badly, and at this level they’re differences between winning and losing.

“Still, we’re not going to go crazy. It’s a very difficult defeat to take, but we don’t need to change anything.

“We’ll never give up. Now we’ll go for our holidays and we won’t think about it. We’ll enjoy the time we have with our families and come back. It’s not over,” he stated.

Zidane led Madrid to the Club World Cup title last week, and was in charge in the past two seasons when Real Madrid won the Uefa Champions League a record back to back.



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