Zinedine Zidane Had A Foul Mouthed Review Of Real's Latest Loss
It's hard to believe that Real Madrid, the champions of Spain and Europe, are currently lying in fourth place in La Liga after 18 games, 16 points behind leaders Barcelona and 10 behind city rivals Atletico, yet Zinedine Zidane's men have slumped from one poor result to the next over the last five months.
And yesterday afternoon, things got even worse for Los Blancos, as they succumbed to a 1-0 home loss to Villarreal, their third home defeat of the season.
Should Barcelona emerge victorious from their clash with Real Sociedad at Anoeta tonight, it will mean that Real are actually closer to the relegation zone than they are to the La Liga leaders, with a Barca win opening up a 19 point gap between the El Clasico rivals.
And yesterday's result against Villarreal prompted a foul mouthed review from manager Zinedine Zidane who, simply, described the result as 'fucked up'.
"It's very difficult for the confidence.
"We had chances to score but in the end... we couldn't avoid the counter and... it's just very fucked up for all the players.
Real Madrid lose at home to Villarreal in La Liga for the first time ever! pic.twitter.com/a6CCqcPq4V- B/R Football (@brfootball) January 13, 2018
Real Madrid could end the weekend closer to the relegation zone than to Barcelona :eyes: pic.twitter.com/7KGElpFm7F- B/R Football (@brfootball) January 14, 2018
"What we have to do is keep working, because there will come a time and we have to be there.
"Within all the negative things that are happening to us, we are going to look for something positive."
Zidane says La Liga isn't over.- Goal (@goal) January 14, 2018
But it is, isn't it? pic.twitter.com/9EMtGSqJkF
Zinedine Zidane will remain @realmadriden coach for as long as he wants the job.- MARCA in English (@MARCAinENGLISH) January 13, 2018
He has :100:% of the backing of the board.
Is he the best man for the job?https://t.co/gnitEN8Crf pic.twitter.com/xeMbcUbmeU
With La Liga almost an impossibility at this point, the Champions League looks to be Real's main priority now, although progress in the competition they've won for the last two years won't be easy, as Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and co. await Real in the last 16, with Zidane's men set to take on Paris Saint-Germain.
Will Zizou see the season out at the Bernabeu?
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