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Zidane: “We'll never throw the towel in"

NEWS | 21/02/2016 | Javier García (Málaga)

“There are still a lot of points to play for and a long way to go in La Liga”, added the Real Madrid boss.
Zinedine Zidane reflected on the game against Málaga at La Rosaleda: "Today we dropped two points, but we'll never throw the towel in. There are still a lot of points to play for, there are 38  points to play for, and we're going to keep going. It was a difficult game. We're not going to relax, for me there's no such thing. We've got La Liga and the Champions League and we're going to fight right until the end".

"There are points at stake and there's still a long way to go in the Liga season. The other teams can drop points, but I'm not thinking about the other teams. I'm just thinking about us carrying on regardless of what happens. We prepared well during the week and I'm going to have to analyse the game. The players put a lot of effort in today. The game was there to be won and it's true that they fashioned a lot of chances against us".

The performance
"I don't think that we didn't play well. We struggled a bit, particularly with the second balls. They dominated in many areas, but we didn't play badly. We had many chances".

We need to be positive because the performances so far have been fantastic.

"Today you might look at it and think that we played badly and I might think the opposite: that we had chances to score and win the game. We could perhaps also have lost the game.Our last few games give us reason for optimism".

Struggles away from home
"We also played away from home in our last Champions League game. It was tough, but we won. Today it was also difficult and we had the chance to have won. I need to analyse it with my team and reflect on it. With hard work and all working together we can achieve something. You think that La Liga is lost, but I don't and certainly the players don't".

"Isco wasn't playing up front. The three of them swapped position, (Isco) along with Modric and Kovacic. They needed good movement. We made two changes and there's nothing more to it than that".