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