Real Madrid character impressed Zidane

Real Madrid ran out 2-0 winners over Inter Milan last night and their manager Zinedine Zidane was happy with his side’s character.

“It was an important game, we prepared it well,” Zidane told Sky Sport Italia in comments carried by Football Italia. We knew it would be tough, but we played with character and had the right approach.

“I am happy for the players, because they are often criticised when our performances aren’t great. You cannot always win in football, the important thing is to give your all every time and that is what we did this evening.

“We want to always play beautiful football and get the victories, but it’s not always possible. We played very well last week for 75 minutes and then conceded a goal, people act like it’s a disaster. That’s not how football works. I am sorry for Inter, as they had played well in the first game, but this is football.”

Zizou also paid tribute to football legend, Diego Maradona who passed away last night.

“We are all sad for him and his family,” he said.

“It’s not just those in football, because everyone in the world adored Maradona. I always have him in my mind, as I was 14 years old in 1986, so what I saw him do on the field was unique.”

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