Madrid’s Supercopa elimination not a failure – Zidane
Two targets from Raul Garcia sealed the Merengue’s first defeat in any competitors since December 1 on Thursday
Zinedine Zidane stated lacking out on a Supercopa de Espana last showdown with Barcelona was not a failure for Actual Madrid after they had been overwhelmed 2-1 by Athletic Bilbao.
Raul Garcia’s first-half double was sufficient to knock the holders out and finish their nine-match unbeaten run at La Rosaleda on Thursday.
Karim Benzema’s thirteenth purpose of the season gave Los Blancos hope after Marco Asensio hit the woodwork twice, however the Basque aspect held on to safe solely a second win over the La Liga champions in 23 matches and a primary victory below new coach Marcelino.
Madrid thus suffered the identical destiny as Barcelona in 2020, when elimination on the semi-final stage to Atletico triggered coach Ernesto Valverde to lose his job.
Madrid boss Zidane felt his aspect fell in need of the excessive requirements he expects within the first half, however he is not going to be dwelling on the setback.
He stated: “Our first half was tough, we did not get into the sport properly, they scored two targets. They’d two possibilities and two targets. When you’re two targets down it’s at all times tough.
“Then we had a greater second half, we created possibilities, we had a number of, scored a purpose, however couldn’t rating a second.”
He added: “It’s not a failure. Failure will not be making an attempt, not giving every part on the sector. Life is like that, you may’t at all times win. What we at all times attempt to do is win, however you may’t at all times.”
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Madrid had not misplaced since December 1 and Zidane expects his aspect, who’ve a weekend off earlier than dealing with Alcoyano within the Copa del Rey subsequent Wednesday, to reply after lacking out on one other trophy.
The previous France playmaker stated: “We had an excellent run and now it is two attracts and one loss [in their past four games]. We now have to maintain working to alter the dynamics rapidly.
“The surface would be the identical as at all times, what we are able to do is preserve working and transfer this ahead as a crew.”
Madrid return to motion on Wednesday within the Copa del Rey, when Zidane’s cost go to third-tier Alcoyano.
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