After losing against Barcelona by 3-0, Real Madrid almost out of La Liga. Real Madrid is looking full dominant in First-Half but in Second-Half the performance of Player is very awful.
Real Madrid playing with 4-4-2 formation with Ronaldo and Benzema at Forward. But poor performance of Benzema is still continuing, Benzema has hit the woodwork more times (6) than he has scored (5) in all competitions this season.
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) December 23, 2017
The Coach of Real Madrid Zinedine Zidane who won 5 trophies this year Tells about the Benzema poor performance and his tactics failure.
Zidane: “This loss hurts. It’s very hard for us to take. It was a hard fought game.
I had to choose & Kovacic played to secure Messi.
We won’t lower our arms & will fight until the end.”
After Barca’s 2nd goal it was almost impossible.
However, the season is long with many games yet to go & we’re alive in all 3 competitions.
We are obligated to fight in all 3 until the end. We stared the game well. Had our chances. A defensive lapse complicated it.
I do not regret starting Kovacic. I’m here to decide. I know that tomorrow I am the one responsible at the end of the day & have to take criticism.
I accept what happens. This is football and we must recognize that. When you win it beautiful & a loss screws you over.”
I’m not going to give you an explanation about why Isco has not played, I’m making decisions.
The way we lost, I cannot be happy, but I am with my players, they have done great until now, although today we feel the hurt.
But we will return stronger than before.”
I asked Kovacic to play that way in a delayed position. The first goal was a our fault after nit defending well. That can happen in a football match.
Zidane: "Playing with 10 players down 0-2 is difficult for any team." pic.twitter.com/7TfJ4ByAtl
— M•A•J (@UltraSuristic_) December 23, 2017
I’ll never change my way whatever happens. We made a mistake today but we are not giving up. For me LaLiga isn’t over.”
It’s not been a bad year for us. We’ll continue with our work. I am sure even [Valverde] thinks the league isn’t over till it’s over.
All players go through this & Benzema had a bad day. It was difficult for him. We go through tough moments like this together.”
Zidane: “Playing with 10 players down 0-2 is difficult for any team”.
Zidane: “I’m not going to give you an explanation about why Isco has not played, I’m making decisions. The way we lost, I cannot be happy, but I am with my players, they have done great until now, although today we feel the hurt. But we will return stronger than before.”
If we take a look again on the match we will realise that how unfortunate we are Benzema hits the woodwork, Ronaldo goals called offside and two clear Handball Penalties was not given.