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Champions League: “a strange game,” Legia-Real for Zidane

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Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid coach) after the 3-3 draw against Legia Warsaw: “It was a difficult game because when you score two quick goals away, normally you can control the game. But we let the opponent back when they scored their first goal.

It was a strange game, complicated, and we missed a lot of things: strength, mobility, envy … Sometimes games like this can happen. But we must have patience, the good news is that we have not lost and we will think about the next match. (On defense) We took risks playing three behind (late in the game, Ed). We started with two goals but if it does not then the intensity required to continue to play well, it’s complicated. But I’m pleased with the defense, because it is not only the responsibility of defenders. (On his eleven ultra-offensive start) I wanted to win the game and I put two strikers. It was a 4-4-2 rather than 4-2-4. I wanted to play with two strikers as we did at times during the preseason, we know this system. This worked well at first but then it was a little more complicated. But this is not a concern, we know that we can and must improve, by work, by preventing it happening again. (On the ranking) This certainly complicates the first place. The next match will be important for us that does not change, the idea is that we can still finish first.

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