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Zidane: I Feel Sorry For My Players

Real Madrid Boss Zinedine Zidane: I Feel Sorry For My Players

By Keegan Kruger - Feb 28, 2018 07:34 AM @KeeganKruger

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane says he feels sorry for his players after they conceded a late injury-time goal to lose 1-0 to Espanyol on Tuesday night.

Click through the gallery above to see images from the match between Real and Espanyol on Tuesday.

Los Blancos, who were without the likes Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos, conceded a goal in added time after their Catalan opponents broke clear on the counter-attack, with Gerrard Moreno firing the ball past Keylor Navas.

After the game, Zidane claimed his team did not deserve to lose the game and was bitterly disappointed with the result. 

"We made a bright start and had some chances to score, but our second-half display was worse than the opening 45 minutes," Zidane said, as quoted by Sky Sports.

"We didn't manage to play at all or offer any sort of threat in the second half, although we didn't deserve to lose the game. Espanyol created few chances. It's a defeat that hurts and it's a poor result. I feel sorry for the players.

"At times, there's no understanding football. We dropped further back for some spells in the second half, but you've got to accept these tough times.

"At no point in the second half did we do well. After five good results, today we didn't manage to extend the run."

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The result saw Real remain 14 points behind arch-rivals FC Barcelona in LaLiga, while the loss was also their first against Espanyol since 2007.

Do you think Zidane's reign at Real will be coming to an end soon? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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Matayitayi Joined: 24 Jan 2014
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Matayitayi Mar 02, 2018 10:44 PM
Haaa haaa as long you lose im happy
Dancle Joined: 09 Apr 2017
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Dancle Feb 28, 2018 02:34 PM
They must test the young players since the lig is gone good opportunity for madrid
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S'fiso Mabizela Feb 28, 2018 10:45 AM
@Myaka weliPhefeni .......................they didnt want to show up good result bcz they sale to management to be get sake .......................what are you saying Exactly?
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Michaeltshigama Feb 28, 2018 10:45 AM
Same old story about Zizou n it's time for him to hit the road
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downzzz Feb 28, 2018 10:43 AM
My team
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Faysal Feb 28, 2018 10:27 AM
Next story please
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Myaka weliPhefeni Feb 28, 2018 10:18 AM
Already ur players want u out,they didnt want to show up good result bcz they sale to management to be get sake
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Flipping lyf Feb 28, 2018 09:48 AM
Zizou ability its maginal as manager cr7 n modric age its not in there side both a 33 yrs so he's starting to prepar lyf without them unlyk komphela who stil rely on shaba an parker instead of youngstar's at mighty chiefs
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Mshaba12 Feb 28, 2018 09:40 AM
Aiming 1 Tittle is not good, if u loose it u won't even play in the Champions League next season as u will end up in 5-6 the position n take on week teems in Europa
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Thagalekgwara Feb 28, 2018 09:22 AM
This freaky team wil finish the league at position lyk dis in el-clasico..U'l get 7-0..visca Barca...
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NtsetG Feb 28, 2018 08:51 AM
actually we donating points to these struggling teams..ut what I know for sure is we gonna win CL
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Rambo kingdom commando 22 Feb 28, 2018 08:20 AM
How can you drop the three key players for that game I thought you never want to won the match
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Golden Boots Feb 28, 2018 08:18 AM
Awu shame bandla.
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SL_hated_donkey Feb 28, 2018 08:05 AM
Zidane has joined Komphela and Arsene Wenger on the list of useless coaches.
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Evergreenmessi Feb 28, 2018 08:02 AM
We nver celebrated copa del ray we had a reason to do that boy are showing that reason on the season
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Viscose Feb 28, 2018 08:01 AM
Shame on you Zidane. Madrid is made up of3 players who were missing. Is that your excuse
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Viscose Feb 28, 2018 07:55 AM
Messi and Barcelona are winning.we don't know the meaning of the word loss at Barcelona kkkkkkk

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