Zidane: It will be a difficult season for us

Tanya Simon
October 28, 2020

The victory in El Clasico is arguably one of the most important matches of the season for either club.

Ahead of the 2020-21 club season, Hazard suffered a setback when he got injured while on worldwide duty.

Tunnel footage from last night's Champions League action has shown Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema telling left-back Ferland Mendy not to pass the ball to their teammate Vinicius Junior. "No way were we happy with the draw".

"If Hazard is with us it is because he is well and that is good news. We know what it's like with VAR, too", he added.

"We played with great character and even had the chance to score another goal, but I missed the chance".

This meant that the Spanish champions were actually sat bottom of Group B when they kicked off against Borussia Monchengladbach on Tuesday. "He plays against us". "On my mum's life, he [Vinicius] is playing against us".

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Even though Real Madrid are boosted after defeating arch-rivals FC Barcelona 3-1 at the latter's backyard on Saturday, Zidane's side can not take Gladbach lightly, especially after losing their Champions League opening match. "After the six group games, we'll see where we're at and whether we've managed to progress or not".

Following the two consecutive losses this season, there have been reports stating that Real Madrid could sack Zidane.

Despite reports pressure is mounting on Zidane's position as manager, the Frenchman remains focused on taking each game as it comes during a busy period.

"We didn't transform the possession we enjoyed into proper chances", said Zidane, whose Madrid avoided defeat in a Champions League away fixture having trailed by two goals for the first time since December 2006.

However "highlights" of Vinicius Jr's play on the night are now being analysed and seem to show that the brutal takedown of his performance may be warranted to some extent.

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