After two defeats in a row, Real Madrid raised their heads at the best of times by defeating FC Barcelona on Saturday (3-1). A victory that gives a little air to Zinedine Zidane, delighted with the performance of his team.
A match not to be missed. Beaten by the promoted Cadiz in La Liga (0-1) last weekend, and then by Shakhtar Donetsk in the first day of the Champions League group stage (2-3), Real Madrid had no right to make mistakes this Saturday in the Clasico against FC Barcelona (7th day of La Liga). Zinedine Zidane, on the other hand, even seemed threatened in the event of underperformance.
But on the pitch of the Camp Nou, the Merengues reacted perfectly, they won on a score of 3-1 Federico Valverde, Sergio Ramos, and Luka Modric scored for Casa Blanca, while Ansu Fati equalized early in the game. A success that does a lot of good for Real Madrid, provisionally at the top of the championship. And inevitably, the French coach had a smile after the game, he who evoked the latest criticisms towards him.
“This team has character”
“We made the perfect match. That’s three points, that’s all. Now we have to rest and enjoy. We’re going to take advantage of it because we have to and think about Tuesday because it’s going to happen fast. With the criticisms, we’ve had in the last few days… We have to be calm and play the way we have to play. It was very unfair, I don’t know if it’s with the team or with me, “Zinedine Zidane said.
The 48-year-old coach also congratulated his men, who fought on the pitch: “I’m happy for the players, they’re the ones who are fighting and when you see that reaction, it means this team has character. Today, we did it as a team. I’m proud of my team. I’m happy for the players. It’s a team win.” A team success that does good, before a perilous trip to Germany on Tuesday to face Borussia Monchengladbach in C1.