Zinedine Zidane admitted that a temporary loss of focus cost his team to get three points from Sevilla after seeing his charges give up two goals in the last 10 minutes of the game. Real Madrid looked set to extend their unbeaten streak to 41 games after Cristiano Ronaldo scored from the penalty spot, but Los Blancos Captain Sergio Ramos’s own goal and a stoppage time winner from Stevan Jovetic gave Sevilla a dramatic last gasp 2-1 win.
The result means that Jorge Sampaoli’s men consolidate second position in the LaLiga table, while Real Madird still remain at top of la Liga table with just a one-point lead, althouth with a game in hand. The Real Madrid’s 40 unbeaten run were ended by Sevilla but Zidane’s team were responsible for ended in the Sánchez Pizjuán with five minutes to forget with an Sergio Ramos own-goal and a strike by Stefan Jovetic that beat Navas
After the Zinedine Zidane told the reporters: “We relaxed for five minutes and that was enough to let the win escape from us.It is hard to take considering how the game went, but that is football and we have to accept the result. We will use this as motivation for our next game.”.
Zidane was unsurprisingly quizzed about his decision to employ a 3-5-2 formation with three central defenders and the Frenchman said: “Personally, I thought we played with great personality with three centre-backs, and I was pleased with how hard the other players worked. We managed well for 85 minutes, but lost focus for just five (in the game).”
Sergio Ramos was a Sevilla fans target but Zidane proud his Captian despiet his own goal costs Madrid the tree points and Zidane said: ” “I am proud of our captain. He played a great game, and own goals can happen in football. Ramos showed a great personality,”.
Zidane believes that Sevilla showed they are genuine contenders for LaLiga. “As for us, we are hurt because a defeat is never pleasant, but we will analyse our performance and see what needs improving.We are not going to change anything, and we will continue working hard as we have done so far.”.