ZINEDINE ZIDANE was slammed for his ‘suicidal rotations’ as Actual Madrid suffered their third defeat in three weeks.
Los Blancos have been thumped 4-1 by Valencia on Sunday regardless of Karim Benzema’s beautiful Twenty third-minute opener.
Zinedine Zidane took full accountability for Actual Madrid’s 4-1 defeat to Valencia on SundayCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
The reigning LaLiga champions suffered shock defeats at house to Cadiz and Shakhtar Donetsk in OctoberCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
Carlos Soler equalised with a retaken penalty ten minutes earlier than half-time earlier than a weird Raphael Varane personal aim despatched Real in trialing on the break.
However Spanish newspaper AS branded the Frenchman’s workforce choice ‘suicidal’ as he introduced in Marcelo and Isco for Ferland Mendy and Toni Kroos – the pair’s first begin for the reason that Cadiz recreation.
Marcelo gave away the second penalty with a slipshod foul whereas Isco was ineffective in each defence and assault earlier than finally being substituted after 83 minutes.
Zidane, who didn’t even flip to his bench till after Valencia’s fourth went in, shouldered the blame for the defeat.
The 48-year-old stated: “After the aim, we let our guard down a bit and adjusted what we have been doing.
“Every thing occurred to us, to be truthful. It is obscure our recreation.
The Spanish press laid into Zidane after the shock end result as stress mounts on the Frenchman
Carlos Soler scored a hat-trick of penalties to sink Los BlancosCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
“I do not assume Valencia have been higher than us tactically. However I am the one accountable as a result of I’ve to search out options.
“There aren’t any excuses. After the primary aim, we dropped our guard. Every thing piled up at present.
“It is true that we weren’t how we have been earlier than on the again.”