Zidane Maintains Calm Despite Loss

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Zinedine Zidane is maintaining his calm, despite seeing his side lose to Real Betis, putting them seven points adrift of Barcelona.

Madrid’s troubles at the Santiago Bernabeu continued, after they failed to find the net and conceded in the 94th minute.

The loss came after Madrid had recorded back-to-back draws on home soil and Zidane does not sound worried and has called for calm.

“I do not think the situation is delicate,” Zidane told reporters post-match.

“We have lost points, but there are also many matches left. All the work we have done is not going to be thrown in the trash because of three bad games at home.

“We have not been successful in the shots on goal. I am the coach of this team and what we need is calm, rest and to think about the next game.”

“Today the ball did not want to go in. This is football. No need to review it again,” Zidane said.

“It has not been a great match, but it has not been a bad match either. Last season, we won games that maybe we did not deserve and now it’s the other way around. Tranquillity.”

“I do not think there are any reasons to be concerned. We had a good match in San Sebastian [against Real Sociedad]. Do not be worried,” he continued.

“What I always want to do is try to win. I’m not going to change. You can make different changes but the idea is always the same: go for the win and even more so at home.”

Asked about Ronaldo and his performance, Zidane said: “I don’t think I’ve had anxiety in either Cristiano or the team.

“Things have not gone well but I insist, you have to have peace of mind, there’s a lot left.”



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