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Zidane accepts blame for Real Madrid's Copa Del Rey exit - FCNaija

Copa Del Rey By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 25/01/2018

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane accepts blame for Los Blancos shocking exit from the Copa Del Rey quarter-finals at the Santiago Bernabeu by Leganes.

Zidane’s men lost 2-1 in the second leg as the tie ended 2-2 on aggregate with little Leganes edging out Los Blancos on away goal rule despite losing the first leg 1-0 to the European Champions last week.

 “I am responsible for all of this. It’s a failure for me,” said Zidane who recently penned a contract extension until 2020.

Admitting that it had been his worst night as a coach, the Frenchman added: “It’s a logical result, our opponents played their match and we did not.

“It is a big blow. We did what we had to do in the first leg. Nobody expected this, especially me but this is football.

“I am the manager. I picked the team and I was wrong in many regards. It’s up to me to find the solutions. I will continue to fight, to work, to battle and to find the things the team needs.”

Up next for Real Madrid will the La Liga away game against Valencia on Saturday at the Mestalla Stadium
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