Zidane accepts criticism after Real loss ahead of Champions opener




 

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VIDEO SHOWS: REAL MADRID SQUAD HOLDING TRAINING SESSION AHEAD OF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE MATCH AGAINST SHAKHTAR DONETSK, MANAGER ZINEDINE ZIDANE REACTING TO CRITICISM AFTER DEFEAT AGAINST CADIZ, COMMENTING AHEAD OF WEDNESDAY'S MATCH

SHOWS: MADRID, SPAIN (OCTOBER 20, 2020) (REAL MADRID TV HANDOUT - ACCESS ALL)

1. VARIOUS OF REAL MADRID PLAYERS WARMING UP

2. VARIOUS OF PLAYERS PASSING DURING TRAINING MATCH

3. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) REAL MADRID MANAGER ZINEDINE ZIDANE SAYING:

"We know what we have to do. There will always be criticism when we lose, so we have to do our own things. We have to think we did a bad match, which we did, and we have a match tomorrow to change that. Nothing else. We will carry on with the daily work, being together and will fight everything we have ahead."

4. VARIOUS OF PLAYERS WARMING UP

5. LEFT BACK MARCELO CROSSING, FORWARD MARCO ASENSIO HEADING BALL AND SCORING

6. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) REAL MADRID MANAGER ZINEDINE ZIDANE SAYING:

"Sergio (Ramos) has a problem and he didn't train this morning with us because we don't want to risk anything with players. They have to be fine and he has inconveniences so we'll see tomorrow what's going to happen."

7. VARIOUS OF TRAINING MATCH IN PROGRESS

8. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) REAL MADRID MANAGER ZINEDINE ZIDANE SAYING:

"Other matches will come (Clasico) but we only prepare tomorrow's match. About (Shakhtar) missing some players, I saw it now but don't think nothing will change. Shakhtar are a competitive team that will come here to play with the players they have, and they will be ready to play."

9. ASENSIO DRIBBLING AND PASSING

10. PLAY IN PROGRESS

11. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) REAL MADRID MANAGER ZINEDINE ZIDANE SAYING:

"There are many teams that want to win the Champions as always and this club is part of those teams who try every year to win it. And that's what we are going to do. It will be complicated and with difficult moments as always, even when you win it, there are always complicated moments during the season as it's logical. As many teams, we want a lot and we expect much from Champions."

12. VARIOUS OF TRAINING SESSION IN PROGRESS

13. VARIOUS OF MIDFIELDER LUKA MODRIC SCORING AND CELEBRATING

STORY: Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said on Tuesday (October 20) he accepts the criticism after their shock 1-0 home defeat in La Liga as Los Blancos geared up ahead of their opening Champions League match against Shakhtar Donetsk.

The French coach said captain Sergio Ramos didn't train with the group after an injury against Cadiz and is likely to miss Wednesday's match at the Alfredo Di Stefano stadium.

Los Blancos have a crucial week ahead with the Champions clash against Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday (October 21) before visiting arch rivals Barcelona in the 'Clasico' next Saturday (October 24).

Asked about possible squad rotations ahead of the 'Clasico', Zidane said they are only preparing for the match against Shakhtar who he said have a very "competitive" squad.

(Production: Miguel Gutierrez)

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