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Zidane gives reason for Real Madrid’s Champions League defeat


Real Madrid’s French coach Zinedine Zidane reacts during the UEFA Champions league Group A football match between Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid, at the Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, on September 18, 2019. (Photo by Thomas SAMSON / AFP)

Zinedine Zidane has blamed his players’ for lackluster performance against Paris Saint-Germain. Real Madrid were clearly beaten by the French giants in their Champions League opener

Zidane claims his player did not put intensity in the game which resulted to their humiliating defeat.

Zinedine Zidnae has hit out at his players after Real Madrid’s 3-0 humiliating defeat at hands of Paris Saint-Germain in the
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The 13-time champions were outclassed in ever department of the game as Los Blancos failed to record one shot on target st Parc des Princes.

“Clearly they were better than us in every department – in the way they played, in midfield,” the French boss said during his post-match press conference.

“What upset me is that we did not put enough intensity in the game and at that level of competition, it’s not possible.

“They’re good at creating chances, that’s not what worries me. What worries me is that lack of intensity,” Zidane added after Real suffered their first defeat of the season.

PSG’s midfield pair of Marco Verratti and Idrissa Gueye made it difficult for Madrid to attack into the final third.

“Failing to create proper chances with the players with have up front – Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Eden Hazard – is a weird feeling,” said Zidane.

“You can play badly but if you have the intensity, if you fight for the ball, you’re in the game,” he added.

Former Real star Angel Di Maria scored a brace in the first half as Thomas Munier added another moments before the final whistle.
Thibaut Courtois was heavily criticized for letting in the first goal cheaply but Zidane brushed aside any criticism of the Belgian shot-stopper.

“It’s everybody’s fault. We win together, lose together,” he said.

Meanwhile, had earlier reported that fans have called for the sacking of Zinedine Zidane after his side were torn apart by Paris Saint-Germain in Real Madrid’s first Champions League match of the season.

PSG who were without Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edison Cavani thrashed Los Blancos by 3-0 at Parc des Princes.

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