Real Madrid have ‘never played as bad’ as in Club Brugge draw, suggests Zinedine Zidane

October 2, 2019
By: Daniel Orme

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has said that Los Blancos have never put in a worse performance than in their first half-display against Club Brugge.

The Spanish giants eventually earned a 2-2 draw in the match but only after being torn apart by Philippe Clement’s in the first-half at the Santiago Bernanbeu, a brace from Emmanuel Bonaventure silencing the Spanish capital.

Zidane admitted that he had never seen his side play worse following that first-half performance. Talking after the match, he said: “We cannot be happy because we have never played as bad as we did in the opening 45 minutes. I’m pleased with how we reacted but not for only getting a point.

“The first goal we conceded was laughable. We started badly and we were not focused in the areas of the pitch where the opponent could cause us the most harm.

“The two goals that they scored were a joke, that’s all I can say on that.”

The point leaves Real Madrid bottom of Group A in the UEFA Champions League and now really need to turn their form around if they harbour any hopes of reaching the knockout rounds. Zidane’s troops can be backed at odds of 9/1 with Betfair to win their group ahead of Paris Saint Germain.

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