‘Tranquil’ Zinedine Zidane takes win as stuttering Real Madrid prepare for Spurs

Real Madrid have been dropping points but weekend win featured Cristiano Ronaldo’s first league goal of season before they play Tottenham in Champions League

“Should you be worried?,” Zinedine Zidane was asked. “No, I don’t think so,” he said. It was late Sunday night at the Santiago Bernabéu and Real Madrid’s third home game of the season had just ended, like the other two, without a win. In the final minute, a goal from Toni Sanabria had given Real Betis a 1-0 victory. Levante and Valencia, the previous visitors, had drawn. Five weeks in, Madrid had already dropped seven points, Barcelona slipping away early.

“Maybe last year we won some games we didn’t deserve: now it’s the other way around,” Zidane said, simply. “That’s football: you have to accept it. It’s still very early, even if it is seven points.”

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Real Madrid have been dropping points but weekend win featured Cristiano Ronaldo’s first league goal of season before they play Tottenham in Champions League“Should you be worried?,” Zinedine Zidane was asked. “No, I don’t think so,” he said. It was late Sunday night at the Santiago Bernabéu and Real Madrid’s third home game of the season had just ended, like the other two, without a win. In the final minute, a goal from Toni Sanabria had given Real Betis a 1-0 victory. Levante and Valencia, the previous visitors, had drawn. Five weeks in, Madrid had already dropped seven points, Barcelona slipping away early.“Maybe last year we won some games we didn’t deserve: now it’s the other way around,” Zidane said, simply. “That’s football: you have to accept it. It’s still very early, even if it is seven points.” Continue reading…

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/oct/15/zinedine-zidane-stuttering-real-madrid-prepare-spurs

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