This season has been strange for Madrid so far. Real Madrid has achieved uncertain results with Zinedine Zidane.
This season has been strange for Madridistas so far. Real Madrid has achieved uncertain results with Zinedine Zidane. They defeated Barcelona by three goals in El Clásico and defeated Inter Milan by two goals in a pleasant performance at the San Siro, While they lost to Cadiz and Shakhtar Donetsk and were humiliated by four goals against Valencia. Real Madrid have not won in the last three La Liga games and will face Deportivo Alavés on Saturday night.
Zidane's team has conceded ten goals in its first nine games, a record in the last 12 seasons, but Zidane refuses to put it down to the team's collective mentality.
"It is not an attitude problem because we always want to give everything, 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."
According to experts, Real Madrid is nearing the end of an era. Players like Ramos, Marcelo, Modric, and Karim Benzema are in their fourth decade and will retire soon, but Zidane is not interested in signing a new player.
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."
Zidane has confirmed that Dani Carvajal is injured again. Karim Benzema and Sergio Ramos will also be absent.
Dani has something and we are going to do the examination now. It seemed like nothing but now it does – we'll examine him but I don't know how long he'll be out, I'm not a doctor. He has a niggle, that much is true
," Zidane said.
"Karim's injury was bigger than it seemed – we have a lot of games, training, at the end a player has to be physically alright to play.
"Sergio the same – we won't rush him. The feeling with him is good, so we'll see when he returns to the team, but for the moment he is out."