Zinedine Zidane was very serious in the press conference after the game against Girona, where Los Blancos lost again and see FC Barcelona very far in the table.
According to Zidane, Los Blancos had a problem when they didn’t score the second goal: “We did well in the first half. Football are details. Their first goal was after a throw in and we weren’t focused. We don’t have to think twice. It wasn’t expected. In the first half we were well, in the second worse. We’re going to lift this up”.
The manager didn’t think the team played badly: “I don’t think we played badly. There was no lack of intensity. We made an effort, that’s why I’m bothered. It’s more about details of concentration. We didn’t get the three points, but everybody made an effort. […] Today we lost threes points. We are eight points behind, but nothing will change. We can lift this up, we’re going to have better days and the rivals will lose points”.
The coach doesn’t see a difference when the team plays in La Liga or in the Champions League: “I don’t see it differently. We’re not lazy when play La Liga, on the contrary. It’s our day a day. I don’t have this feeling. It’s true that we lost points again and it wasn’t expected after four victories. But the content and the attitude are untouched”.
Now the difference between Los Blancos and FC Barcelona are eight points: “Today I’m concerned because of the three points… or not killing the game. But I’m not worried to the lack of intensity or the attitude. These things are happening in La Liga. We’re going to keep with this job, because we’re doing that. I’m not concerned”.
Finally, Zidane spoke about their mistakes during the game: “My feeling is that we had chances to score the second goal. When you’re winning 0-1 at the half time you have to think that the rival can harm you. You have to be focused when the rival does it right, in this case the second plays, throw ins… We lack of concentration. After this we have to think in the next game. We know we’re going to lift this up. La Liga is very long and I’m not worried”.