Zinedine Zidane admits ‘there’s no excuse for how we defended today’ after Real Madrid lose to Valencia

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane takes the full blame after a devastating 4-1 defeat against Valencia on Sunday, marking the club’s heaviest La Liga defeat in over two years.

Carlos Soler scored a hat-trick of penalties past Thibaut Courtois as Valencia stunned Los Blancos at the Mestalla, which made him the first player to score a hat-trick of penalties in a single La Liga game in the 21st century.

Real Madrid had a pleasant start for the match, with striker Karim Benzema for the opener, but their defensive problems took the hit and conceded four goals closing them out with defeat.

Zidane admitted that they did “’everything wrong” once they conceded their first goal. our latest football news about, Arsenal remain on top of Europa League Group B after 4-1 victory over Molde available at here!

‘We started the first half-hour well,” he said.

“After the goal we fell apart and changed the dynamics. Everything happened to us; three penalties, an own goal. It is difficult to understand.”

“After their first goal we dropped our level a bit and stopped doing everything we had been doing well. We did everything wrong, it’s difficult to try and understand our performance.

“There’s no excuse for how we defended today. After the first goal our heads dropped and our problems kept building. Right now we are not defending as well as we used to.

“I don’t think Valencia were better than us tactically today but I’m the one who needs to find solutions.”

Madrid remain at the fourth spot in the La Liga standings after they also suffered a rather embarrassing defeat to Cadiz earlier in the season.

Title rivals Barcelona have also endured a slow start to the campaign under new boss Ronald Koeman as they sit eighth in the table with eleven points from seven matches.



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