Head coach Zinedine Zidane of Real Madrid rejected allegations that the failure to Alcoyano was shameful.
Zinedine Zidane affirmed that in the Copa del Rey there was no shame in Real Madrid’s shock defeat to third-tier Alcoyano.
Segunda Division B outfit shocked Madrid in the last 32 as Juanan scored Wednesday’s 115th-minute winner.
But Madrid head coach Zidane denied claims that the loss of the champions of LaLiga was shameful.
“Those are your words. Those words, they do not belong to me,” he told a news conference.
“This is football, difficult things because it’s true that we play against a Segunda B team and we need to win the match normally, but at the end, it hasn’t been like that and this does not mean that this is a shame. It can happen and it happens sometimes in a footballer’s career and responsibility must be assumed. I completely do.”
“We will keep working … another painful day because we don’t like to lose and overall for the players because they just want to win. We won’t get crazy now, let’s think and keep working.”