Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane had a great managerial debut, guiding his team to an impressive 5 – 0 win over Deportivo in the La Liga game staged at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday 9 January.
Gareth Bale netted a hat trick in the game adding to Karim Benzema’s double as the team started the post Rafa Benitez era. Speaking after the game Zidane stated that he was happy with the win but most importantly the attitude shown by his players.
“When you win a game, the coach can only be happy, and I am happy. What I liked most was the attitude. It’s not easy to win 5-0.
“The intention was to go out with the ball from the start and to change the pace. We did that and the important thing is that we will improve,” he said.
Zidane a real Madrid legend, received massive support from the fans as he took up the job and the same was the case in the game. He also thanked them for the backing.
“I want to enjoy it. I thank the public for the support but they come to see the players and, in return, they’ve seen the team win.
“I’m sure we’ll continue like this. Madrid always have to win. The important thing was the attitude of the team, then we have to improve a lot of things and that’s what we’ll do.
“It was quite a long day but I’m happy,” he added.