Zinedine Zidane was again a happy man after beating Betis (2-1) at Santiago Bernabéu and overcome FC Barcelona in the table. However, Los Blancos played another bad game and they risked losing some points at home.
Despite these bad feeling, the manager was happy after the game: “The balance is positive because we got the three points. At the end we suffered but I’m happy and we have to congratulate the players. We had a lot of patience and the score is fair. There are some moments in which we have to suffer, but it’s normal. At the end we are happy with the result. We’re going to have the pressure in these games and this is not over yet. There are a lot to come”, Zidane said.
One of the main protagonist of the game was Keylor Navas. The goalkeeper should’ve been sent off and he made a huge mistake in the first goal scored by Betis: “I didn’t say anything in the half time. It’s part of the game, he can make mistakes, like everybody. At the end he saved us the game. I focus on the support from all the players to Keylor Navas. At the end he did the save to win the game”, Zidane recalled after the great save made in the 92nd minute.
The French manager didn’t want to speak about the possible red card because he didn’t watch the images. Betis manager, Víctor Sánchez del Amo, complained a lot after the game: “Anyone can say their opinion. I’ll never complain about the referee. We obtained the three points and that’s it”, Zidane said.
Some Real Madrid supporters whistled the team because they weren’t happy with the show: “We knew we could score at any time. We have to keep a cold mind. At the end we won thanks to the set pieces. I’d rather scoring more goals in any other way”, Zidane finished.