Zinedine Zidane is happy that the dramatic season of Real Madrid has finally ended. The Frenchman, who in march returned as coach of the ‘Royal’, noted that his players are not the necessary motivation could muster.
Real, that the season Sunday in style finished with a 0-2 thuisnederlaag against Real Betis, played for months are no longer. The 33-times national champions was in the eighth finals of the Champions League in a painful way turned off by Ajax and in the league was FC Barcelona / the beginning of 2019 all aiming for.
“It was from the beginning to the end of a debilitating season,” said Zidane after the painful valve against Real Betis at Estadio Santiago Bernabéu. “There are no excuses for. We have our excuses offered to the fans. Fortunately, this is now over and we can focus on next season.”
Zidane was already the third head coach of Real this season. The club started the season with the Spaniard Julen Lopetegui, but he was already in October dismissed. His successor, Santiago Solari – he was also awarded a multi-year contract – had to be at the beginning of march to clear the field after the blamage in the Champions League.
With Zidane pulled Real the coach back to the club three years in a row, the Champions League win gave (2016, 2017 and 2018), but also the ex-midfielder received the quantity in the last months of the season not on the ride. Of the eleven races under his leadership, won a Real there are but five.
“I am responsible”, authorised Zidane. “If you’re bad at a season starts, and then no more for the prices to play, it is difficult to have the motivation to bring. That are part of that. It seemed to be there during the week often that we in the weekend, a good game would play, but that happened not often.”
Vinicius Junior frustrated by the defeat of Real. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Zidane holds the door for Bale ajar
The look at Zidane is already on next season, as Real are hoping to revancheren for the disappointing performance of the past nine months. The People want the selection and the following summer to significantly strengthen, while a departure of Gareth Bale lurking.
The 29-year-old attacker is yet to mid-2022, under contract with Real, but his role in Madrid seems to be played out. Zidane stopped him Sunday on the bench against Real Betis and Bale was the only player not to the supporters ran to thank them for the support this season, but directly to the changing rooms left.
“I make the last time of other players”, stated Zidane his choice to Bale on the bank to keep. “I’m sorry that he has not been collapsed, but I have to make decisions and implement changes if necessary.”
“We forget really not what some of the players in the past for the club to have served, but we live now in the present. I don’t know how Gareth is going to happen. Next season, everything can be different.”
Real finished the season in La Liga in third place, with a gap of no less than nineteen points on champion FC Barcelona. Atlético Madrid may become the world number two from Spain, and will be, like Barcelona, Real and number four Valencia in the Champions League.
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