Real Madrid - Athletic

Zidane: "We showed belief and we didn't down tools"

NEWS | 23/10/2016 | Javier García

“I am happy with the work my players have put in, I liked everything that we did out there.”, added the Whites' coach.
Zidane spoke to the press about the win against Athletic which has put his team top of LaLiga. The Real Madrid coach had the following to say about the Whites' game: “I don't think it was a strange game, I thought it was a tough, difficult game. They made it hard for us but I'm happy with the result and the way the game turned out. We had to suffer a little because there is no such thing as an easy game, let alone against such touch opposition”.

“We could perhaps have had more or even less accuracy, but those players gave everything out there. These days there is no such thing as an easy game. You can't win LaLiga without suffering and working hard. We are Real Madrid and everyone seems to expect us to always score five or six goals, but that isn't the case. There was no lack of attitude, we had opposition in front of us who played the game and made things difficult for us. I am happy with the work my players have put in. I liked everything that we did out there. My team look to me like they are raring to go and give all that they have”.
All level in LaLiga
“It will be this way throughout the season. You have to play well in every game, there are no easy games and you have to suffer right until the last. This is the message I give my players. Today we showed belief and we didn't down tools, even in the hardest moments. We kept our cool until the goal and I'm both happy and satisfied”.


“Morata and Lucas are really looking convincing, they are doing very well. They come into the game and play well. You're asking me when they will be in the starting eleven but they have already started games and will do so again. We are all together and will continue to be together. What I am taking away from tonight is what we did as a unit, not looking at just one specific player. This is going to be a long journey and we will need everyone”.
Goals conceded
“It doesn't worry me. We will try to improve on that. it is a part of football and we were facing opposition that makes life hard for you. These are little details and we will try improve on them”.
Morata or Benzema
“Everyone is entitled to their opinions. I saw Benzema and then Morata score. I'm taking that away from the game with me and I don't have any further analysis”.