Zinedine Zidane spoke in press conference after the defeat (1-2) against Celta de Vigo in the first leg of the quarter finals of the Copa del Rey. Los Blancos lost their second straight game, so the alarm went off: “I’m not surprised about Celta, we knew they were a good team and they are able to hurt you. I’m not worried but it’s a bad moment”, Zidane said.
The manager wants to look forward to the next game: “We know we can overcome the moment. This game is over. We know we can go there and change this, but we have a La Liga game before. I’m the responsible and I have to look for a solution”, the coach affirmed.
Zidane wasn’t happy about the first 45 minutes: “It’s strange, especially at the beginning, because we didn’t do the game we prepared. We struggled to come in the game. Now I’m going to analyze it and the good thing is that we have a game on Saturday”.
According to the manager, the game against Sevilla was very important: “It’s true that the defeat there bothered us and afterwards we rest badly, but there are no excuses. We are Real Madrid and we have to keep working. We did some good things until now, but in the last two games we cannot be happy, especially for the result. The content in Sevilla was good, but not today. The two rivals hurt us and we have to analyze why this is happening. We didn’t do the thing as were prepared, especially with the intensity at the start of the game”.
After the FIFA Club World Cup and the big amounts of games Los Blancos are playing, the team might be tired: “We start bad the game, but it’s not because we are not fine physically. The game against Sevilla was tough”, Zidane said in front of the journalists.
One of the players pointed by Real Madrid fans was Danilo, who had to play because of the injury suffered for Cavajal: “Danilo is in his place, he played a good game today and he’s going to have the opportunity to play. Let’s see what happen in the next game”, the manager finished.