'We will make it out if we continue playing like this', says Zinedine Zidane

‘We will make it out if we continue playing like this’, says Zinedine Zidane

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Zinedine Zidane was still calm after Real Madrid completed a comeback to draw 2-2 with Monchengladbach on Tuesday night, despite being 2 goals behind as late as the 86th min.


The late goals from Karim Benzema and Casemiro helped Madrid to go pointless but Zidane was focusing on the positives from the game.

“The result shows the character in this team,” Zidane said afterwards. “We deserved to draw and I think even more. I like the reaction and it’s an important point.

“We played well throughout the match, but it’s true that we lacked something because we didn’t win. We believe in the plan and we deserved the draw.


“There was a lot of good and there are no easy games. If we play like this then we’ll do good things and we’ll progress to the knockout rounds.”

Eden Hazard came off the bench for the game’s latter stages, with Real Madrid chasing Borussia Monchengladbac as they were pulled behind by two goals.


“That was the plan,” Zidane said of his introduction of Hazard. “It was to try to play him. I don’t know how we’ll get him back, as we play every three days. We’ll see.”

Marco Asensio also made a great impact and the coach was happy with what he saw from the Balearic islander. There was some concern about his substitution, though Zidane decided not to talk about it.


“He played well,” Zidane commented. “He was dynamic.

“We know Marco’s quality, but we were all good. I think he just took a blow.”

Fatigue is already taking its toll on the side and Zidane isn’t sure how to manage it.

“We’re going to try to [manage the fatigue],” Zidane said. “We won’t be able to stop and we’ve had a lot of wear and tear. It is what it is.

“It’s going to be a difficult year for everyone. But today we have to be very proud of what we did.”


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