After the draw against Celta de Vigo, Zinedine Zidane spoke in press conference at Balaídos. This is his first KO as a Real Madrid coach but Zizou didn’t change the expression of his face: “With the game we’ve done now we have to rest. This is already behind and we have a very important game on Sunday. I’m the responsible of this team and we’re keeping the same speech. We’re going to fight for the two competitions. If you have a look at the tie, we could have scored in the first game. We couldn’t do it, but I’m happy for we’ve done. We have to keep going”.
Los Blancos had several chances to go through the next stage but they weren’t lucky: “I’m not worried for the missed chances. It’s football. Lately we have chances and we don’t score, but we’re changing this. If we keep working we are going to get it. Lately I can’t say why this is happening, but I’m not worried or angry. It’s football”.
Following the same speech, the manager didn’t look very angry and he said he wasn’t disappointed: “We did 35 great minutes. The goal was unlucky. We didn’t give up and we did a great game until the end. I want to congratulate everybody”.
Despite the knock-out, Zizou has positive feelings: “Positive because we did a great game. But we are out. I’m happy for what everybody did. […] We have to fight for La Liga and Champions League”, the manager said. According to Zidane, the team played well: “When you play bad or don’t deserve to go through is different but we shouldn’t blame anybody. We did a good game, with personality and trying to win it. The pity is that we didn’t get what we expect. I’m disappointed for the guys”.
Finally, Zidane spoke about Benzema and Álvaro Morata. The Spaniard is not having many opportunities despite the low level of the French: “Both are fine. I don’t think in that, but in the team”, the manager said.