Zinedine Zidane’s men drew 0-0 against Real Betis on Saturday which meant they would be 5 points adrift of Atletico Madrid, if they win their match. This would mean Real’s defending of the La Liga title is almost over.
The Champions League match against Chelsea is just round the corner and winning the UCL is their best hope of winning any title this season.
Zidane said after the game: “We dropped two points, that’s clear. We were very good defensively but lacked a lot in attack. We lacked something, we weren’t great up top.”
“But we drop two points and it’s as though we’re bad. We’ve lost two points, but we’re focused on Tuesday. There’s a long way to go in LaLiga [Santander] and we’re going to fight until the end. It’s not over today.”
“We’re ready for the next game, which is going to be our most difficult of the entire season.”
“We were lacking something to win, that’s true, but we’re fine.”
Zidane said about Eden Hazard, who made his latest injury comeback by coming off the bench for the final 15 minutes and made a good impression: “He was really impressive. We’re happy to see Eden because he’s a player who is going to contribute for us.”
Zidane added about Carvajal: “We’ll see what part he plays. The other day he played 20 minutes and he played a little more today.”
“The plan is to get Ferland [Mendy] back and to get Toni [Kroos] back. But we have to wait. We have to recover.”