Zidane: No defended well at Atletico goal
Coach Real (Madrid) Zinedine Zidane did not hide his disappointment at the missed victory in the derby against Atletico (Madrid) in the match of 312-th round of the Spanish football championship. The match of “Santiago Bernabeu” finished 1: 1, as the hosts created more positions by Pepe opened the score early in the second half but conceded equalize five minutes before the end after a goal by Antoine Griezmann.
“I saw a repetition of goals not defend well in the situation. The ball was lodged between our two central defenders who were poorly positioned. We will analyze the mistakes, but in any case we are disappointed because we lost two points. I think that in view of the displayed deserve more. no problem to win, but that’s football. Surely the title race will be the last round. this equality does not change anything, “said Zidane.
“We did very good game, but lack of concentration in the last five minutes our bone win. I do not think Atletico game strong, unlike us. We just had to score a second goal to finish quietly meeting. At the end we made a mistake and we paid, “he added.
The Portuguese central defender Pepe got fractured two ribs after a collision with teammate Toni Kroos and was forced zanedin in the second half.
“When the result is negative, always looking change. Unfortunately, I had to replace Pepe because he could not continue. I wanted to score Isko the last minute because he knows how to hold the ball. I do not think dropped physically. I just lost concentration to defend as a team, with a little more energy, “said Zidane.