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Zidane explains Madrid's 3-3 draw

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Intensity was his favorite word.

Real Madrid CF v Legia Warszawa - UEFA Champions League Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Zinedine Zidane tried to explain Real Madrid's incredible collapse in Warsaw, where they let go a 0-2 lead and ended up having to score the equalizer late in regulation to savage a 3-3 draw.

"It's been a tough game. Sometimes when you score twice away from home it seems that the game is under control but we let them play and they scored the first goal. We lacked intensity and attitude. We have to be patient, the good thing for us is that we didn't lose the game, we gotta think about the next one," said Zidane.

The French coach is always reluctant to explain whether something has gone wrong from a tactical standpoint or not, and today was not different, even though Madrid decided to start four attackers and just Kroos and Kovacic in the midfield against a team that had good chances at the Bernabeu.

"I tried to win the game, we went out with two strikers but it looked like a 4-4-2 formation. I wanted two strikers because we used that attacking system during the pre-season. It worked out well throughout the first minutes of the first half but then the game became a difficult one for us," he added.