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Zidane: “We're in top spot and we're all going to keep fighting"

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NEWS | 16/02/2020 | Alberto Navarro

“It's a real blow because we put in a tremendous effort in the second half and they levelled it up with five minutes to go”, he added.
Zinedine Zidane appeared in the media room at the Santiago Bernabéu to assess his side's LaLiga meeting with Celta: “When you drop two points at home you'll always be disappointed. It's a real blow because we put in a tremendous effort in the second half and they levelled it up with five minutes to go. They got a goal inside six minutes, then they camped in their own half and we struggled to find gaps in the first half because we played too much through the middle. We were much better in the second half and played with more pace”.

“We're still first and that means a lot. We're bound to drop points, this is football. We know it's decided on small details and we have to improve and remain focused until the end because they can cause you problems with a single play. We're at the top and we have to keep going, we will all keep fighting, this is a long-run thing”.

Two goals conceded
“The games we've got coming up are tough and we have to keep our concentration. The first goal came from a mistake. We could say the same of the second, but you have to say it was a spectacular pass by Denis Suárez”.

After three months out, it's not easy to perform like Hazard did today.

"This is football. We came up against some good players and they scored two goals. We've always played with a 4-3-3. I don't think it's weakened us defensively. In the first play we weren't set up well. These are details and it can happen".

Hazard
"I'm happy with Hazard's comeback and the 70 minutes he's given us. We know what a player he is and what he can give us. After three months out, it's not easy to perform like he did today".

Bale
"All good. I’m happy with his performance. The crowd is in charge and he's had a good game".

Things to improve
"We're not in bad shape physically, but we can still improve in many ways, like from a defensive point of view".

Marcelo
"He defended well today. I'm happy with what all the players do when they have to play".

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