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Monday 17 December 2018

Zidane rallies his troops at Madrid

Real Madrid’s coach Zinedine Zidane at training
Real Madrid’s coach Zinedine Zidane at training

Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane insists everyone at the club is "in this together" as Los Blancos look to get their season back on track.

Zidane watched his team lose more ground on LaLiga rivals Barcelona following a 2-2 draw at Celta Vigo on Sunday.

There has been much debate as to the reasons behind Real's inconsistencies this season. Los Blancos started with European Super Cup victory over Manchester United and beating Barca in their Spanish Super Cup clash, but lost El Clasico 3-0 at home before Christmas to now sit fourth in LaLiga, some 16 points off the pace.

Zidane, though, maintains there will be no finger pointing as his team prepare for tonight's home Copa del Rey tie against Segunda Division Numancia, who were beaten 3-0 in the first leg.

"We are all in this together. We are all responsible and me first and foremost, as the coach," the Frenchman said.

"There will be no going crazy. Many people might say it has all gone wrong, but I don't."

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