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Zidane: “It was a poor game for us from beginning to end”

NEWS | 08/03/2020 | Javier Vázquez (Sevilla) | PHOTOGRAPHER: Víctor Carretero

"We didn’t have enough of the ball, which is not usually the case for us, and that was our biggest problem”, said the coach.
Zinedine Zidane spoke to the media to analyse the match against Betis. The Whites coach said: "It was a poor game for us from beginning to end”. It's a pity because we had a chance to put in a good performance but we didn't. It was hard for us, we gave the ball away a lot and I have no explanation. I'm the person responsible. We are going to analyse what happened, but today we can't be happy with our performance".
 
"This is the problem. It cost us. The players have tried, but nothing good has come out of it today and in the end, I’m to blame. I have to analyse the match to see what has happened to us. After this game we have to look ahead because what we did until now wasn’t so bad. We have 11 matches left and we are going to fight for LaLiga until the end".
 
Coach's responsibility
"I'm going to defend my players and if I have to tell them something, I'll tell them. We didn’t have enough of the ball, which is not usually the case for us, and that was our biggest problem. When we don't do what we talked about, I'm responsible. I'm not going to explain to you exactly what happened, but we can say that today was our worst game of the season".
 
Kroos
"I will not blame Kroos or anyone else. We are all in the same boat. Today you talk about Toni, but we can talk about everyone. We just haven't been up to it, that's it".

We have 11 games left and we are going to fight for LaLiga until the end. 

“We’ll keep fighting because there are solutions. We’ve had a good season and there are good and bad elements, we just need to correct the latter. We can come through this. We have to analyse the game and move on to the next one".

Defence
“We didn’t show enough energy to really trouble the opposition. It’s not just defensively, we conceded two goals but that wasn’t the problem today. I’m more frustrated by how we used the ball, we really struggled”. 

Betis
“They played their game, we know the players they have. I’m not focused on how the opposition play. We discussed that before, but I need to assess my team, who weren’t up to it today”.

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