“Today the ball did not want to go in”, Zinedine Zidane told reporters having seeing his team fail to score for the first time after 73(!) matches (despite Cristiano Ronaldo returning from suspension), an incredible streak that started in April 2016.
I do not think the situation is delicate. We have lost points, but there are also many matches left. All the work we have done is not going to be thrown in the trash because of three bad games at home
the Real Madrid coach told a news conference, trying to… put things into perspective, and most of all, keep his team as calm as possible, after their shocking 1-0 defeat at home to Betis, with the game’s only goal coming in added time.
We have not been successful in the shots on goal. I am the coach of this team and what we need is calm, rest and to think about the next game
the Frenchman said, before repeating words similar to ‘calm’ twice more in the same Press conference.
It has not been a great match, but it has not been a bad match either. Last season, we won games that maybe we did not deserve and now it’s the other way around. Tranquility
he also said, adding
things have not gone well but I insist, you have to have peace of mind, there’s a lot left.