Real Madrid players surprised by Zinedine Zidane’s post-match talk

Players at Real Madrid were left surprised by the lack of anger and emotion in boss Zinedine Zidane following Wednesday night’s shock Copa del Rey defeat against Alcoyano.

The Segunda B outfit pulled off one of the biggest shocks in the history of the competition by downing the Spanish champions with 10 men to dominate Real Madrid news.

A report in Marca now highlights how Los Blancos players were left surprised by the lack of anger in Zidane’s post-match comments directly to them, and believe that he was too light on his criticism of their performance.

Zinedine Zidane

It is claimed by the report that not only were the Madrid players waiting for harsh criticism, but they wanted it due to their performance – but no words of that nature were forthcoming.

This was the latest in a line of underwhelming results for Madrid – their Spanish Supercopa loss to Athletic Bilbao followed disappointing league scores against struggling Elche and Osasuna – with the side often failing to maintain their performance against sides they are expected to beat.

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane

It is added that Madrid players now no longer have the same close relationship with Zidane as they did in the past, as the pressure mounts on the boss.

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  1. Olu Allen says:

    If Zidane has any diginity left in him, he should have resigned by now. All his talk about taking responsibility does not hold water. He should go.

  2. Iliya a Mohammed says:

    let zidane go and look for another coach

  3. Mamuda Abdullahi Adamu says:

    Lets Zidane leave and look for another coach who can control the player

  4. Cristian says:

    The players are snakes! You don’t need harsh criticism from the manager to be told you are not performing to standard. Zidane should sell them all and restart. If he had always criticized their poor performance they’d hate him for being mean. I’m behind the boss, not these snakes.

  5. Azeez babatunde says:

    Zidane should go

    1. Hammer says:

      Zidane,has placed to much of confidence. In players,that cannot deliver as they use to.He has a lot of young players at his disposal. Who are being over looked for whatever reason.He has and will be damaging thier, confidence this negative treatment.

      1. Adamu says:

        Zidene should go

  6. Lawan Alhaji Adamu says:

    Zidane should be trust,and he need them to revive the club.

    1. Gray says:

      Madrid can’t always win. Stop being harsh on the players and the coach. Let’s not forget that the players are also people not machines they can’t be 100% all the time. We wouldn’t enjoy football if the same team won everything over and over . These things need to happen so the team can rebuild and adapt to current circumstances. #SupporterOf Good Football

  7. Danjuma Usman says:

    It was a total and complete disgrace to Real Madrid management, players, the coach and we the supporters. Zidane has been selfish and biased in his selection every time,ignoring players like Jovic, Diaz etc. Management must do something or we end the season trophy less, and maybe without Champions League slot.

  8. Siya says:

    For me as I do my own introspection the club is just fine . I biliv there is a lack of good sound relationship between the coach and players Zidane is a Complete coach that Madrid neva had in their span of football so players shldnt remit the coach ideas they shld go and play with zeal bcz they are paid no more no less simple

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