Zinedine Zidane admitted that the draw against Real Sociedad was a step backward because they lost two points at home. He missed the opportunity for Real Madrid to approach Atletico with the victory before the city derby, and the French expert, who experimented with the formation, sought the winning formula and produced a counter-effect, is partly responsible for the draw.
"We played a good game, we had four or five clear chances, especially in the first half. We wanted to continue with the previous results, but Real Sociedad is a good team. I don't know if it is our best game in the last six games, but we lost two points, "said Zinedine Zidane.
The coach of Madrid does not deny that he made a mistake when he changed the formation. Sociedad used the opportunity and punished Real Madrid. "It could be that I made a mistake with the change of formation because I was not satisfied with the pressure at the beginning of the second half and I had to change something."
"I didn't enjoy those 10 or 15 minutes, and then we went back to 4-3-3 with changes. I was looking for a way to change the dynamics of the game, we finished the second half very well." "There are games that you win, but you don't deserve, and today we played a good game.
We had a good chance. Today, some shots did not want to end up in the goal net. We have to be patient and calm. "
Zidane thinks they deserved more
The Frenchman thinks that his team deserved more than a point, but he points out that it is not the end of the world that the points are shared with Sociedad.
"We deserved much more, especially in the first half. We dominated, and they had one opportunity and realized it. We are fine, we have five wins and a draw. All teams are losing points, we have to try to collect them, there are still enough points in the game.
" The Blancos could be stronger for Karim Benzema in the match against Atletico Madrid. "The idea is for Benzema to be with us in Wanda. He feels better, we will evaluate tomorrow because he has not trained with the team yet ", Zinedine Zidane concluded Real Madrid missed a great chance but this is not surprising given the number of injured players. They will try to fight for the title until the very end, but it will be very difficult.