Zidane frustrated as Real Madrid suffer shock defeat

Zidane frustrated as Real Madrid suffer shock defeat

Sure enough, all of the shots that sailed high and wide of the Villarreal goal came back to haunt Los Blancos, as manager Javier Calleja's side capitalized on one of its few attacking opportunities to get the win courtesy of Fornals.

"We don't deserve this, we think we played well but the ball just didn't want to go in for us and I can not explain why", Zidane told reporters.

Zinedine Zidane has defended his Real Madrid players and insisted they are "not that bad". "That's what's important, and recently it has been hard to win matches".

"It might be a mental aspect that is stopping us from winning".

"Madrid have many virtues but we thought that at this moment of the season and playing at home they might make more mistakes".

The defending champion was 16 points behind league leader Barcelona at the competition's halfway point.

The Spanish giants started the season under a flurry of bad results and red cards, and their form hasn't really recovered.

And he's hit the ground running, scoring 20 goals and providing 14 assists in the first half of the season.

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Boult was easily the most successful bowler with five wickets, while Munro and Ferguson claimed two wickets each. Incidentally, Tent Boult bagged the man of the match award for delivering an impressive performance of 5-17.

Asked about his players' mentality, Zidane conceded confidence is low.

Real Madrid still won the Champions League that year.

"We can't listen to what is being said", said. The defeat extended the reigning champions' winless streak in league play to three matches.

The reality is a bit more complicated. Cristiano Ronaldo, who was also jeered, hit the crossbar from a free kick, and he almost scored from close range just before halftime but for a brilliant save by goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo.

The home side created multiple chances in the opening period, but were denied repeatedly by visiting goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo, as well as the linesman who ruled out Gareth Bale's converted header for offside. Today, it was Villarreal that beat them 0-1 thanks to a Fornals goal. While 5th placed Villareal is just a point adrift.

Ruben wasn't able to stop a weak first-half shot by Goncalo Guedes, letting the ball roll underneath him.

Spain worldwide Rodrigo Moreno struck the second in the 64th with the help of a huge deflection off Depor defender Pablo Mosquera.

Hosting Villarreal at the Bernabeu was never going to be an easy match.

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