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Zidane: “We know we can handle this”

NEWS | 29/10/2017 | Javier García (Gerona)

“I'm not worried because LaLiga is a long competition”, stated the coach.
Zinedine Zidane spoke to the press at Montilivi: “We couldn't score that second goal. We played well in the first half but football is all about the details. They managed to score their first one from a throw-in, we weren't switched on. I don't want to dwell on it, on the first half we did well but in the second half things did not go to plan. We can get through this, we'll look at the footage and focus on the details”.

“We had chances to score that second goal. When you are one up at the break you have to remember the damage your opponents can do in the second half. We were lacking concentration. They had a really direct style of play, they got up the pitch and played second balls very well. That's where we went wrong, but we must focus on the next game, we have to remember that LaLiga is a long competition, there is a long way to go and I'm not worried. We can handle this".

“The players worked hard, it comes down to concentration. We gave a good account of ourselves right up to the last and the players put plenty of effort in. We've just dropped three points and eight points behind the league leaders, but that changes nothing. We know we can turn this around. We will have better days and our rivals will surely drop points over the course of the season”.

We gave a good account of ourselves right up to the last and the players put plenty of effort in.

"I’m only worried about the three points and having had the possibility to kill off the match. There was no lack of desire or intensity. We’re going to continue working like this as it’s served us well. It's not that we don’t work. I’m not worried. In football small details matter".

The league
"The league isn’t a chore for us, it’s our day to day. It’s true that we dropped three points and it wasn’t expected. After four wins we didn’t expect this kind of match. The players' desire to win the league title is still alive".

Champions League
"We’re going to rest now because we have a Champions League game on Wednesday. We have to analyse this game because if we lose it’s for a reason, but it wasn’t due to the attitude".

Bale’s progress
"He's following his recovery program. After a game that you lose you can’t be happy. Today was a bad day, but we’ll go home, rest and lift ourselves back up again. I have a group of players that are going to be ready on Wednesday".