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Zidane: "We deserved more"

NEWS | 02/12/2017 | Alberto Navarro (Bilbao) | PHOTOGRAPHER: Antonio Villalba

"We played very well and had our chances, but the ball just didn't want to go in", insisted the Whites' boss.
Zinedine Zidane took to the media room at San Mamés to reflect on his side's goalless stalemate against Athletic and the Whites' coach had the following to say: "I go away from here feeling very disappointed, because after the good performance we put in, we deserved more from the game. We knew that this was a chance to cut the gap at the top. We deserved more from it. We played very well and had our chances, but the ball just didn't want to go in. I'm disappointed because my players put in a lot of effort. We can't change anything now and we must keep this same frame of mind".

"Scoring goals is the most difficult thing to do and we managed to create the chances, but it just wouldn't go in for us. We have to keep going. We can't do anything about today at this stage. Last season we scored late on here, but it wasn't meant to be this time round and there's nothing we can do about it. Just as was the case with the Atlético game, today we deserved more than the opposition. Had we managed to score in both games we would have four more points and things would be different. It would have been great to claw some points back. We haven't managed to do so, but I'm sure that we'll get another chance to reduce the gap on the leading pack".

I'm sure we'll get another chance to cut the gap on the leading pack.

"The best approach to scoring goals is to put in the work in front of goal. Things are not going as planned at the moment in front of goal, especially away from home in our last two games. We will keep working hard and continue to believe that we'll have another chance later on int he season to cut the gap at the top".

Three teams ahead in the fight for LaLiga title 
"There are three teams above us. That is the reality. We have six months left and if they are ahead then it’s because they deserve it. We are behind them, but there's a long way to go”.

Chendo's dismissal 
"I don’t know what he said to the referee. He was sent to the stands and that is that”.