Zidane slams Real Madrid players after shock draw with Real Valladolid Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has fumed at his players for the manner in which things ended in Saturday's draw with Real Valladolid. Los Blancos could not secure the maximum points in their first home league game of the season as late drama in the proceeding ensured a 1-1 outcome.
After a well-fought battle in over 82 minutes, Karim Benzema broke the deadlock to set his side on course for the win. However, Sergi Guardiola's 88th minute strike earned that spoils were shared at the Santiago Bernabeu.
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Addressing his side's approach after the encounter, Zidane could not hide his frustrations as he opined that a win would have been more befitting for Real Madrid.
"It left a bitter taste in my mouth," the French manager said.
"You can lose the ball, that can happen, but we were out of position to defend.
"We had done the most difficult, scoring a goal, and then we need to get the ball the f*** out of there for the rest of the game.
"We know we have to play the 90 minutes. We can't just play 50 or 60 minutes," Zizou added.
"It is a tough situation, it's complicated and hard when you know you deserved more, the three points, especially given all the chances in the first half, all we needed was a goal.
"At 1-0 on 84 minutes we needed to be practical and have more conviction when the game tested us.
"That was what happened today and we need to accept that. Yesterday I said this would not be a walkover, any team can come here and cause real problems.
"We need to stay switched on for the full 90 minutes and if we played like we did in the first half we would have real options to win."