Zinedine Zidane believes the Real Madrid line-up used against Real Sociedad in the quarter-finals of the King’s Cup at the Santiago Bernabeu was good enough to pass this stage.
Real Sociedad loaned player Martin Odegaard unblocked the match, while two more goals scored by Alexander Isaac led Sociedad to a 3-0 lead before the clock ticked 60 minutes. .
Marcelo returned hopes to Real Madrid with a goal, but when Mikel Merino scored for 4: 1, neither Rodrigo ‘ and Nacho’s late goals could help Real Madrid in this match, leading the Madrid team to be eliminated from King’s Cup.
Alphonse Areola made a mistake that led to Odegaard’s goal, while James Rodriguez was replaced shortly after halftime, while Brahim Diaz had minimal impact on the show.
However, Zidane insisted that a team that had captains Sergio Ramos, Toni Kroos, Vinicius Jr. and Karim Benzema had enough stars in the squad to win the match.
“I put in a team that I thought could do a good job. I don’t think we did anything wrong with the team. But we faced a rival who played well and that cost us, “said Zidane.
“Here we are all together – both in victory and in defeat.”
It was the first time that Zidane-led Real Madrid and suffered four goals in a single game.