Real Madrid new boss Zinedine Zidane has praised the effort of his lads following Saturday’s 5-0 home thumping of Deportivo.
It was a goal fest for Zidane on his debut in charge of Real Madrid with Welshman Gareth Bale netting a hat trick and Karim Benzema completing the rout with a brace just few days after taking charge of the team following the dismissal of Rafael Benitez.
The Galacticos boss in his reaction after the encounter expressed satisfaction with the team’s attitude on the night.
“When a game is won the manager can only be happy. I am happy with our first game and with the three or four days that we had of training sessions. What I liked most was the team’s attitude”.
“It is not easy to beat Deportivo 5-0. What I will remember is the attitude of those that played and those that didn’t. I thought a lot about the win, like all of the players and it went well. The assessment is really positive. The most important thing is the few days of work that we have had. The attitude of the players has been rewarded with a good win. I would like to savour it and enjoy what the players have done.” Zidane stated.
When quizzed on the ideas about a playing style for the team, the former World Cup winner said;
“It was necessary to try and move out with the ball from defence and quickly change sides. We did that and we are going to improve it. That was how we planned it. The best thing about our game was good touches on the ball and really good defending. We had a lot of chances. We can improve in terms of ball recovery, but gradually. I have just arrived and things need time”.
“We had a good attitude and that is also the case for the training sessions over the last few days. The players want to do as well as possible and we now need to continue with our work. Nothing has changed between them, the only thing that has changed is the manager.” Zidane added.