Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has given his verdict on his side’s performance following a 3-2 defeat against Sevilla.

Madrid are currently third on La Liga table with three points behind second-placed Atletico Madrid. Meanwhile, the Spanish league remains with two games as the Los Blancos will play Celta Vigo at home before travelling to Villarreal for the final game.


“The defeat was logical, particularly in view of the first half; we created nothing,” Zidane said after the match.

“They played direct football and scored two goals. We improved in the second half and made some chances being more mobile. Their third goal, though, put the game beyond us. We scored but we deserved to lose.”

Asked about what was missing for his side, Zidane replied: “Rhythm, creativity, movement… we were OK until the last third, and then we struggled.”

“I’m not angry because they gave everything. But in the first half, we got it wrong.”

When a journalist asked the French manager if the defeat couldn’t affect the Champions League final, Zidane replied: “It won’t have any effect.”

“We’re disappointed today but tomorrow we’ll get back to work. We can’t be happy, of course, but it won’t have an effect on what happens from now until the end of the season.”

Zidane appointed as Real Madrid manager in 2016 following Rafael Benitez’s dismissal and went on to win 8 trophies including two consecutive Champions League trophies.

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