Los Blancos coach takes the fall after losing to Valencia.
Zinedine Zidane felt responsible forReal Madrid
4-1 defeat toValencia
on their Sunday clash. The Whites who haven’t been defeated so ruthlessly since 2018 though were ahead of their opponent in the early minutes of the game with the goal that was scored byKarim Benzema
delivered the win to Valencia on a silver platter giving them three penalty shots and scoring one own goal.Carlos Soler
who scored all three penalties became the first player to score a hat-trick of penalties all in one game. Zidane took the blame for their defeat saying: "Three penalties, an own goal, it's too much".
"The fault is mine because I am the coach and I have to find the solution. I can't justify what happened. It's a bad day, there are no excuses. We must improve defensively.
"I don't think Valencia have been tactically better than us. The only thing is that we started well and everything changed after the goal.
"This is difficult to understand. But yes, the maximum responsibility is mine. We must find solutions after the goal they scored."
During this gameIsco
was also blamed for his poor performance still the French coach defended him stating: "Isco has tried, he has done well like everyone else. In the end, everyone loses, there is not just one guilty party."
Among players who were absent from Madrid’s squad wereCasemiro
but Zidane explained that it was no excuse for their loss.