Having beaten Numancia 3-0 away from home a week earlier, the Merengues didn’t have to worry about getting eliminated from the Copa del Rey, but still, drawing 2-2 at home in the return leg, to a second-tier team, didn’t make them look any good.
It is not easy for the players who play less. We played a good game. We maybe lacked a bit of gas at the end. I am happy with what the players did
Zinedine Zidane told reporters after Real Madrid’s 2-2 draw to Numancia, a game in which Los Blancos took the lead twice, but failed to protect it. The Frenchman made 10 changes to the lineup that started the game at Celta last weekend.
The pity is the goal before half-time, and also a goal at the end. But apart from that we had a good game, and they did what they had to do. For me, we are recovering things and we will recover with my players, staying relaxed, without problems
the Real Madrid coach said, trying to see the glass half-full. As for his own contract, the new one he signed last September;
I just go game to game, year to year. I cannot think two or three years down the line, as I know how it is here, even having a contract, which means nothing
Zidane commented, knowing that if the president decides it’s time to make a change, the contract between the two sides won’t be an issue.