Zidane: Madrid can catch Barcelona

first_imgReal Madrid Zidane: Real Madrid can still catch Barcelona Matt Dorman Last updated 2 years ago 04:26 10/30/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(4) Zinedine Zidane - cropped Getty Images Real Madrid Girona v Real Madrid Zinédine Zidane Girona Primera División The Blancos boss says his side have enough time to claw back their rival’s eight-point advantage in La Liga Zinedine Zidane insists Real Madrid can still win La Liga despite falling eight points behind leaders Barcelona with Sunday’s shock loss at Girona.The champions slipped to a second league defeat of their title defence as the home side became the first promoted team to beat Los Blancos in 27 years.Isco put Madrid ahead inside 12 minutes, but two goals in the space of four second-half minutes undid the visitors and left Zidane’s side languishing in third. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The French coach defended the brittle display and affirmed his belief that the title race is far from over.Real Madrid 11/10 to beat Spurs”We know we can turn this around. We will have better days and the other teams will drop points too over the season,” Zidane told reporters at his post-match press conference.”We lost three points unexpectedly [but] we want to win La Liga, it is our day to day.”I do not agree that we played badly. All the players made an effort. I am annoyed for them, as it was just details [which cost Madrid].”We will go home, rest, and get ready for Wednesday. The players are still motivated for La Liga.”1990- Real Madrid have lost vs a newly promoted in their 1st ever meeting in La Liga for the 1st time since 1990 (vs Real Burgos). Stumbling pic.twitter.com/QTbiSmHxOr— OptaJose (@OptaJose) October 29, 2017Madrid’s disappointing afternoon was compounded by another setback for Raphael Varane, who is in doubt for the midweek Champions League clash at Tottenham after being forced off at half-time.”Varane has a small problem with his adductor, that’s what I have been told,” Zidane said.”We will have to [wait until] tomorrow [for more details].”last_img

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