After losing 2-3 at home to Shakhtar Donetsk, Real Madrid coach Zidane made a self-criticism in the interview.
The bad moment, the first half... Don't blame the players, they are the ones running on the court. But I didn't see the team I expected, and the responsibility for this happened to me. Fortunately, we responded in the second half because they shouldn't get this kind of result. They are champions and I am very annoyed. I have a responsibility, I should find a solution, because this should not happen, this is what I will try to do. The players are on the court and they need solutions.
We lacked confidence and did not enter the game the way we knew it. Now is a difficult time. We reacted, the players reacted, but failed to tie the score, now I have to reflect and think.
Yes, this is because of the increase in games. The players have never rested. We play three days a week. But well, no excuses. This is a decision I made. I should find a way to make us stronger again and return to victory. My time is running out.
Let's watch it again. We should watch this game now and then prepare for the next one. We know that Saturday is coming soon, and we will wait and see.
It feels bad, because in the end it was a mistake in every way. We made a mistake on the first goal. We lacked confidence, organization and many things in the first half.
No, there are deficiencies in all aspects. When you scored three goals in the first half, there must be deficiencies. But after a mistake in the first goal, it became a complicated game. We lack everything, especially confidence. This is the biggest problem.
Yes, I think I have the ability to handle this. This is what I will work hard to do, and the players will work hard. We will look for solutions and we will find them. Now we must prepare for Saturday's game.
Because the players tried to take high pressure, but we were scored the first goal, the first goal changed everything, we paid the price. We should not forget our previous game. Today is the second loss. We are not satisfied, but we will not surrender. This is just the beginning. We want to turn the situation around and everyone will work together to solve the problem.
I don't need to respond to anything. We will play at 4 on Saturday afternoon. Now we need to calm down.
Football is sometimes very complicated. I am very positive. I believe that with this lineup, we will work hard to get out of the predicament.
This is a complicated loss. This is a bad night. Tomorrow we will prepare for Saturday's game and think about the next game.