The Madrid derby, which took place at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano yesterday, was not even close to our expectations as neither Atletico Madrid nor Real Madrid got near their best.
Eden Hazard was one of the players expected to shine in the match but he is still waiting to explode. He's lacking pace, form and is still being afforded excuses.
Zinedine Zidane thinks Real Madrid deserved to beat Atletico Madrid, though he knows that they didn't create enough.
"It's not just intensity, but what's important is our strength," the coach claimed afterward.
"We saw a strong Madrid because we didn't concede a chance.
"We lacked in creativity but we're happy with what we did."
Zidane went on to speak about Hazard’s situation. The 28-year-old is still some way from his best in Spain, but Zidane thinks he's close to hitting form.
"He doesn't lack much," the Frenchman explained, "just little things.
"We have to stick with him. He's done a good job, but we haven't had many chances.
"We have to highlight everyone's work. We'd like him to score because it'll release him, but there are no problems, we're sure it'll come."
He went on to speak about Sergio Ramos opinion. The star said that Madrid were annoyed to only leave with a point, which Zidane agreed with.
"I agree," he said.
"We deserved much more but... What I have to do is to congratulate the players.
"We missed a little in attack, but we want to grow, and I have to congratulate my players."
Next, he spoke about Gareth Bale. The 30-year-old did well again, and the Frenchman did acknowledge that he was impressed by the No.11.
"All of the players are with us and Gareth is doing very well," he said.
"Above all, he helps a lot in the defensive phase, and it shows that we're more comfortable when we all defend."