Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane talked to the press after the team's 3-0 loss in the opening game of the Champions League. Zidane was quite concerned about the effort from his players and discussed this issue when asked about the struggles of his team.
"They're good creating chances, but I'm not worried about that. I'm worried about my team showing no intensity in this competition. We know how good our opponent is and we knew they were going to go after us. We never got in the game, we usually create plenty of chances but today it didn't happen. We scored twice but the VAR disallowed them, so that's it," said Zidane.
Apart from those disallowed goals, Real Madrid didn't shoot on target in the entire game, which clearly shows the lack of offensive production from the team.
"I didn't like that, it's weird considering the players we had on the pitch. We never got in the game. With those players we usually create more chances than we did today," explained the coach.
Zidane insisted that his team simply lacked intensity to compete in the game.
"I think so, I believe it is the most important factor on the field. It's always better when you have intensity. If there's a free ball and you go after it you can win it. For me the main issue today was the intensity, yes," added Zidane.
Courtois received plenty of criticism for his performance during the game but Zidane wanted to support his goalkeeper.
"We're in this together. When we win we win together and when we lose we lose together. We have a game on Sunday and we need to focus on that. It's everybody's fault when we lose," concluded the coach.