Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane expressed his regret for the 1-2 defeat by Athletic Bilbao in the semi-finals
of the Spanish Super Cup, and the poor image of the team in the first half, in which he suffered two goals.
Zidane said after the match: “The first half was complicated, we did not go into the match well and we missed
two goals from two chances for them, it was difficult to return with two goals behind, but we made a good second
way and created many chances and tried, the ball hit the crossbar and scored a goal but we did not succeed in
Add second “.
He continued: “We missed a good reading at the beginning of our match, they pressed well and we missed the balls
in an unusual way.”
And about replacing the French striker Karim Benzema, who scored a goal and canceled another by pushing
Mariano Diaz instead of pulling a player from another position, Zidane justified, saying: “I was looking for a
recovery in the offensive line, I was happy with what Karim did.”
He added, “We will focus on our work now and continue to strive, there is no other way. When things are not going
well, we must work and insist, and think about the next match, there is no other solution, we have to turn the page.
It is not a disaster. The disaster is when you do not try, when Don’t give everything on the pitch. ”
“He gave the players everything. In life, you cannot always win, but this is what we will try to do from the next match.”
Zidane noted that his Belgian player Eden Hazard “needs to regain a little confidence by playing a good game
or scoring a goal. We know what kind of player he is, we have to be patient. People want to see the best version
of him but we have to deal with him slowly.”
Real Madrid bid farewell to the Spanish Super Cup, the title of which they hold, after falling in the semi-final match
against Athletic Bilbao, with two goals to one, at La Rosaleda Stadium in Malaga.