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Leganés - Real Madrid

Zidane: “We put in a disciplined performance and picked up a good result”

NEWS | 18/01/2018

“We kept and clean sheet and managed to score an away goal”, highlighted the coach.
Zinedine Zidane discussed the win over Leganés in the press room at the Butarque: “We put in a disciplined performance and picked up a good result. We also kept a clean sheet and managed to score an away goal. We struggled to work up a head of steam in the first half and then we were better in the second and got the goal that won us the game”.

“I was pleased with the commitment on display, we defended very well. We struggled for rhythm, but we were superb defensively and had real balance with our full-backs and Marco. We struggled a bit because we lacked a bit of nerve, but that's to be expected because many of these players don't play so often. The second half was much better”.

Final product
“It was important to win today and we were disciplined at a difficult ground to go to against a team who defend very well. We're happy with the result. We played well against Villarreal but couldn't score, and today we didn't play as well but got the goal. Hopefully sooner rather than later we manage to do both”.

This win could well be a turning point for us.

“We’ve got a long way to go. We need to get our confidence back, score goals and stop conceding. We cannot sit here and say we played well but we got an important result for the tie and that is positive. There are moments when the going gets tough, but we need to have a little patience and know that together we can move forward. This win could well be a turning point for us and we may well go on to get three or four positive results”.

Ceballos and Vallejo
“Ceballos took a bit of a knock. He pulled up a bit and in the second half he couldn’t go on as he would have liked. I had to take him off. Vallejo got injured and he’s not happy. We will carry out some tests tomorrow or the next day”.

“He did well but he can do better, they all can. He bagged the winning goal and I’m pleased with him”.