Zinedine Zidane has said he was happy with his team’s performance after their 2-2 draw against Segunda side Numancia on Wednesday night sealed a 5-3 aggregate passage to the Copa del Rey quarterfinals, but did not do much to lift the current gloom around the Bernabeu.
“It is not easy for the players who play less,” Zidane said. “We played a good game. We maybe lacked a bit of gas at the end.
“The opponent came here, ran until the end whatever happened. If you dip physically a bit, this can happen.”
“But I am happy with the performance of them all, I’m happy these players got more minutes, and the first leg [3-0 victory] was important. The pity is the goal before half-time, and also a goal at the end.
“We are recovering things, for me, and we will,” he said. “With my players and staying relaxed, without problems. All the questions, things you think about bad play or whatever, it could be.
“But we are convinced we will move forward. Today I am happy with those who played today. I am satisfied across the two games, and the players too.”
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