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Zidane: “We played a good match and it was a great effort from everyone"

NEWS | 27/09/2016 | Javier García (Dortmund)

“We did all we needed to from the first until the 90th minute", said the Whites' coach.
Real Madrid coach, Zinedine Zidane, discussed the draw at Signal Iduna Park: “We are, and I am frustrated. We played a good game in attack and defence and it was a great effort from everyone. We played the game we wanted. At the end, the same again, it's the third match. I'm frustrated for the players because it's undeserved. It's not a bad result, but playing like we did, with chances we had and being 1-2 up with three minutes to go...".

"We played well from the first to the 90th minute. If they get a goal right at the end... Sometimes in football you go on a bad run but we'll get through it.The tough thing is telling the players that they deserved better from the game. With the effort they put in on the pitch, it's difficult to find the words for them. But they're intelligent and we're going to rest up, prepare the next match and turn this around”.
The best of the last three games
"Yes, definitely. In the game against Las Palmas we lacked concentration, but not today. Today we did what we needed to from minute one until minute 90. We struggled a bit in the first half with their pressure, but that's normal at this ground. It's not a problem, we'll carry on and we're going to change this".

The tough thing is telling the players that they deserved better from the game.

"James played centrally. He didn't have many chances to score, but he did a fine job there in the middle. We were looking to put in a good performance and defend well and we did just that. We were just four minutes away from winning".

What the team lacked
"Perhaps another goal. When you lead by just the odd goal these things can happen to you. Such is football and we're on a bad run, but we still in there fighting. That's now three draws, but we'll continue to work hard and we'll come through it".

Keylor's return
"He's been out for four months and I thought he did well. He's got the character to play at any stadium and he put in a good performance. The goal was unlucky and these things happen. I'm very pleased with his display".

Varane's performance
"I think he did very well. He was unfortunate on the goal, but he then got the second and I thought he showed very good concentration. He was up against a very quick striker and I thought he did well. Along with Ramos he dealt with the threat".