Zinedine Zidane provided no excuses after a Actual Madrid facet who misplaced Sergio Ramos to harm have been humbled by Cadiz on Saturday.
Anthony Lozano scored the one objective of the sport within the 16th minute because the reigning LaLiga champions have been surprised by their newly promoted opponents, who matched their hosts’ tally of 14 photographs regardless of having simply 25 per cent possession.
The outcome was a shocking setback forward of every week that features the beginning of Madrid’s Champions League marketing campaign – they tackle Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday – and a visit to rivals Barcelona.
Zidane was filled with reward for Cadiz within the aftermath, admitting they have been far sharper than his personal staff because the minnows claimed their first away win over Madrid.
“We’ve no excuses, it’s a unhealthy recreation and we should congratulate Cadiz,” Zidane mentioned, in keeping with Marca.
“They’ve proven extra rhythm, extra want. We’re not glad. It’s what can occur in soccer.”
He added: “We don’t bodily enter the sport and it exhibits. There are not any excuses and we have now to see how we are able to change it.
“We’ve lacked many issues. In case you don’t have rhythm in a LaLiga recreation it’s difficult, they’ve had extra rhythm and extra keen.”
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Defender Ramos was substituted at half-time and watched the remainder of the sport from the stands with ice on his left knee.
“It’s a nuisance, we’ll see what he has,” Zidane mentioned of the Madrid captain’s harm. “We hope it isn’t too critical, tomorrow (Sunday) we are going to see what it’s precisely, hopefully not an excessive amount of.”
The Frenchman additionally dismissed any issues that the outcome can have an enduring influence on his squad.
Madrid obtained some excellent news with Barcelona’s defeat at Getafe in Saturday’s late kick-off, that means the 2 rivals have each misplaced heading right into a Clasico contest for the primary time since April 2003.
“We’ve solely misplaced three factors. They’re three vital factors, however nothing extra. Now we have now to consider the subsequent recreation,” Zidane instructed the media.
“We’re going to attempt to do issues proper. It’s clear that at the moment is a foul time, however we’re going to attempt to change this.”