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Zidane - Real performance needs putting in perspective

7th April 2019, 12:50 by Tom McGarry

Zinedine Zidane says Real Madrid's showing during Saturday's 2-1 victory over Eibar must be put into perspective.

Los Blancos looked on course for a second successive defeat as they trailed 1-0 at the half-time break, but a brace from Karim Benzema after the interval helped save their blushes.

Real's first-half performance drew particular criticism from the supporters at the Bernabeu, but Zidane feels their form has to be put into perspective given they are out of the running to win any silverware this season.

"This season we will win nothing, and we already know that Zidane told reporters."Playing for nothing is hard."

The former France international, who returned for his second spell as Real manager last month, was also keen to point out the improvement his side showed after the break.

"In the second half we changed things," he added. "We ran more, we were together and that changed the game.

"In the end, we must congratulate the players, as they battled hard and helped each other a lot."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom McGarry completed his sports journalist degree in 2011,and has since has become an integral part of the editorial and audio team. He is passionate about all things sport, particularly football, and is a lifelong supporter of his hometown club Carlisle United.

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