Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane guided the team back to the top of the La Liga standings with an efficient performance as his team beat hosts Espanyol 2 – 0 in the Sunday 18 September clash.
The win was the 16th straight La Liga win [including last season] for the team, equaling the all-time record set by Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona side in 2010-11, and the Los Blancos coach he is happy with the recognition.
In his post match comments, the Frenchman said he is hoping to keep the team winning and is happy that his players’ individual brilliance has been lifting the team, speaking in regard to the absence of star players Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo.
“It’s nice to get the record — it comes from the work all the lads are doing, they’re doing phenomenally well,” Zidane said. “The most important is to keep picking up points, as La Liga is very long.
“These are players with talent, and can make an individual difference, as James and Karim did today. But the most important thing is the work they put in all together. We had some problems at the start, but overall we put in a good performance.”