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Zidane: “We could have scored a third or a fourth goal”

The coach’s thoughts after the Clásico win.

Real Madrid v FC Barcelona - La Liga Santander Photo by Diego Souto/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Real Madrid defeated Barcelona 2-1 on Saturday night in the second Clásico of the 2020/21 season and Zinedine Zidane was pleased with the performance from his team, praising his players in his post-match press conference.

He said: “It was a complicated match. The first half was ours, but we also suffered then. Barcelona are really good team and they can find spaces with the technical skills of their players. But, we created chances and could have scored a third or fourth. This demanded a lot from us, but that’s normal against these kinds of teams. We’re at the limit, physically. But, this is football. We have to continue as we’ve not won anything yet. We’ll have very difficult matches ahead.”

Zidane was then asked about Nacho specifically, but used that opportunity to praise his entire squad. He said: “Nacho isn’t just doing well now. He has been here for a long time and has always been ready to play when he had to, just like all the players. I’m happy for them. What we’re doing is very difficult. I think Odriozola, Marcelo, Mariano and Isco all came on and did well and we’ll need them. We’ll need all our players and they are all committed.”

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