The Frenchman spoke on the back of Saturday night’s demoralising defeat to Mallorca.
Real Madrid gaffer Zinedine Zidane clad his words of criticism in a veil of motivation for his players after Saturday’s defeat at the hands of RCD Mallorca.
The men from the capital fell to a resolute Mallorca side who emerged 1-0 winners courtesy of a consummate finish from winger Lago Junior just seven minutes into the game which once again raised questions on the Los Blancos’ defence that has been shady for the most part.
As a result of the deflating loss, the record European Cup holders squandered top spot in the La Liga table to their Clasico rivals FC Barcelona who earlier defeated Eibar 0-3 to take up their place at the summit.
There was a lack of infiltration from Los Blancos as their only close chance on the night came from Karim Benzema whose shot off a delightful ball from James Rodriguez skimmed the crossbar of the Mallorca goal.
Speaking to reporters post the game, Zidane expressed disappointment on the performance saying “The problem is that every three days we have to prove that we’re a good side and it’s what we’re not doing. We need to have more continuity.”
“We did some things well, to be honest. But, in truth, we can’t play a game like that. I’m not going to tell you I’m concerned, but we need to have more continuity. We need to bring a bit more life to our play if we want to achieve big things this year,” the Frenchman added, as per a report in Football 360.
The inconsistencies in performances coupled with the bulging injury list for Real have thrown major issues at the 3-time Champions League winner’s doorstep.
However, that is not an exemption chip the manager is looking to cash in, instead saying, “Injuries are part of football. We had other players and they need to do better, there are other players, who are good. We need to show that every player has the ability to play here.”
The thirteen-time European Champions travel to Istanbul in what proves to be a must-win Champions League group tie against Galatasaray for the men from the Spanish capital given that they have only a point to show from the two games that they’ve played so far.
Zinedine Zidane understands the importance of the game and aptly described it a must-win game claiming. “We know what we’re playing for; we need to play to win because there’s no other option there. We need to focus on winning on Tuesday.”
A surprising claim in retrospect from a manager of a team synonymous with glory and ensconced atop European history charts having won the competition on a record thirteen occasions.