Real Madrid lost 3-1 in the Champions League tie against Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday night and manager Zinedine Zidane believes his side are not experiencing a calamity that others seem to suggest.
A Dele Alli brace and a Christian Eriksen strike leaves Los Blancos second in Group H, despite a late consolation goal by star man Cristiano Ronaldo.
Real are now three points behind last night’s North London counterparts with two round of fixtures left and the result means they have now suffered back to back loses for the first time this season, having lost to Girona last time out in the league.
Zidane’s men are eight points off leaders Barcelona and speculation surrounding the Frenchman’s job continues to mount.
Despite Real Madrid’s downturn in performances, Zidane claims that things aren’t as bad as they first seem.
Speaking to reporters after Wednesday night’s game, he said: “We are not in crisis, it does not feel like we’ve been beaten, perhaps we lacked the peace of mind we’ve always had in front of the goal.
“When you have two chances you should score two goals. Today we did not make chances and we did not score them.
“I’m sure we’re going to turn it around, we lost today but this is a very long season. We congratulate our opponent and we reflect on the match. We are all very disappointed.”
Real Madrid face Las Palmas this Sunday and will need to address their misfortunes sooner rather than later. Once the international break passes, Zidane sees his side come up against arch-rivals Atletico Madrid on November 18.
Assessing the lacklustre display against Tottenham, Zidane questioned the performances of his players.
He added: “Maybe we are not all performing at the same level, these things that happen. we have lost two games in a row so we can not be in a good mood, but we have three or four days to rest and then football continues.
“The conclusion I have come to is that we lost against the better team today.”