Zinedine Zidane on his squad's inconsistency this season

Real Madrid’s inconsistency this season is not due to an attitude problem in the squad.

The defending champions have been substandard this campaign but managed to win bigger games like the 3-1 win in El Classico and Wednesday’s Champions League winner at Inter Milan.

Los Blancos have conceded 10 goals in nine matches this season, he joint-most at this stage in 12 seasons.

“It is not an attitude problem because we always want to give everything,” he told reporters.

“You asked me so I have to answer, but this is football, there are a lot of factors at play in a game and sometimes you can’t understand it.

“The only thing we know is that, if we do things together, we are very difficult to beat but being consistent in football is the most difficult thing to achieve and we try to work on it every day, concentrating and working on all that we can. We have little time to prepare, but in the end that’s what we want, to do well.”

Some players in the squad are approaching the end of their careers such as Sergio Ramos, Luka Modric, Marcelo and Karim Benzema but Zidane refused to bring any new signings in January.

“No, it’s not the end of an era here. You always have to fight, be concentrated – we never stop in that sense,” he added.

“There will always be changes in a squad from time to time, but the players want to compete and now we have this squad. Until when, I don’t know, but we have to do it until the end of the season with the squad I have, and we don’t have to change anything.”


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