Zidane: Madrid going nowhere

Zinedine Zidane has warned Real Madrid that “we won’t go anywhere” if they repeat their second half against Las Palmas on Sunday.

Casemiro’s late header ensured a 2-1 victory for Madrid at Gran Canaria, but they were outplayed by Las Palmas for much of the restart, with Willian Jose’s equaliser seemingly enough for a point, and Zidane made it clear he would not stand for another such performance.

“I’m happy with the result but a little angry with the second half,” the Coach said after the game.

“We came away with the three points, but we’ll go over the game [on Sunday] and analyse what happened. I’m concerned about the second half.

“I didn’t think the players were thinking about the Champions League, rather they were thinking about the game [on Sunday].

“If we want to win [a trophy], we have to play better. If we don’t, we won’t go anywhere, but I’m convinced we can put on a better performance.

“Alvaro [Arbeloa] is a Real Madrid player and I think he played very well, considering he was the only one who hadn’t played under me.

 “I don’t think football is unfair, we won the game because two set-pieces are part of football.

“Las Palmas did very well and put us in trouble with players who handle the ball wel, but more than that, it’s our game which bothered me.”

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