Zinedine Zidane: Title bid not over yet

Zinedine Zidane: Title bid not over yet


Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane says his side’s title bid is not over yet despite the draw at Malaga.

Los Blancos drew 1-1 in Andalucia on Sunday – a result that leaves them nine points off Barcelona with both teams now having played 25 games. Atletico de Madrid sit in second place in the table, a point ahead of Madrid.

With such a big point difference to make up and just 13 league games to do so, many pundits believe the La Liga title is now done and dusted and destined for the Camp Now yet again.

But at his press conference after the match, Zidane was not giving up just yet, saying Real would fight until it was not mathematically possible to win the league.

“It is obviously going to be difficult because we have dropped two points, but we won’t give up,” he stated.

“There are 39 points still to play for. You may think the league is over, but the players and myself don’t believe that. There are plenty of points up for grabs and the others can lose too. I am not thinking of the others, though, but about continuing to work towards our objectives no matter what happens.”

He refuted suggestions his team was not at their best on the day but added it was a tough match that could have gone either way.

“I don’t think we didn’t play well. We have problems with second balls, but we could have killed the game before. In the end we could even have lost, so maybe we have even won a point,” he commented.