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Zidane: “It wasn't a game of football. The conditions were tough”

NEWS | 09/01/2021 | Rodrigo Salamanca | PHOTOGRAPHER: Helios de la Rubia (Pamplona)

"We have to accept it, forget about it and think about the game on Thursday", said the coach.
Zinedine Zidane spoke in the press room inside the stadium at El Sadar after Real Madrid's match against Osasuna: “We're a bit upset because we did what we could on the pitch. It wasn't a game of football. The conditions were tough. That's the feeling we go away with after the match and everything that has happened during these two days”.
 
“We don't know when we will return to Madrid. Whether it's tomorrow or the day after. But that's football. Well, it wasn't really a game of football today.  We have to accept it and think about the game on Thursday".
 
Should the game have been postponed?
“Yes, of course. We played because they told us we had to play. We all saw what we saw. In the end we played and that’s that. It’s my opinion. We don’t know what we’re going to do, we’ll see now. We have to recover and think about the next game”.
 
State of the pitch
"They’re not excuses. Everyone wants to see a football match and the conditions were not conducive to that today. It’s how everyone is feeling. I’m answering you as a coach”.
 
Trip
"Being stuck on the plane for three hours had no effect. It’s the match, the pitch. The conditions were not right”.
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