Real Madrid could not do better than to snatch the draw against Villarreal (1-1) on the tenth day of La Liga. If Mariano Diaz thought he had achieved the hardest for the Merengues, Gerard Moreno on penalty sounded the death knell for Madrid’s hopes in this match. Asked minutes after his men’s draw, Zinedine Zidane made no secret of his frustration. “We’re losing two points, clearly. The action of the penalty, these are things that happen in football… But this result bothers me for the effort made by the players. There was room to take the three points,” said the French technician.
He also took the opportunity to discuss his personal situation and Eden Hazard’s return to business. “I have the same enthusiasm as on the first day, don’t worry about it. Keep doing your job (to journalists), and I’m doing mine. He’s spent a lot of time without playing. You have to manage your playing time well, but it’s good, he’s back, he’s with us,” commented the Madrid coach. Next up for Real Madrid next Wednesday in the Champions League against Inter Milan.