Zidane charges Real Madrid to do better after Leganes win - FCNaija

Copa Del Rey By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 19/01/2018

Real Madrid defeated Leganes 1-0 in the Copa Del Rey quarter finals first leg and coach Zinedine Zidane has urged the La Liga Champions to do better.

Zidane started his fringe players and his first team players were rested for the tie at Butarque

Marco Asensio scored the only goal of the game with few minutes to go and Zidane was of the opinion that the team can still give more.

 “We put in a sincere performance and the result is very good for us,” the Coach said after the game, with the second leg scheduled for next Wednesday.

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“It’s true that we found it difficult to play our usual game, but we improved in the second half and scored.

“I liked our execution and we defended very well. We played with a lot of balance and picked up a positive result.

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“We could’ve been a bit more daring, but it’s normal. Many of our players had played very little, but we were much better in the second half.

“Lack of confidence? That may be so, but the season is very long. You have to recover by winning and not conceding.

“We can’t say we had a great game, but we got an important result in the tie. Hopefully, we’ll do both soon, score and not concede.

“Ceballos? He hurt himself and that’s why I changed him. He couldn’t continue as he wanted. He only left [the game] for that reason.

“Positive run? We need to get on such a run, but we must also be patient and not think we’re going to do it all at once.

“This win is a turning point to winning our next two, three or four games. Asensio? He can do better, like everyone, but he scored the winning goal.”