Real players expected their coach to deal harshly with them after last night's defeat.
The Marca newspaper claimed that theReal Madrid
players were surprised by Zidane's words after Los Blancos' unexpected defeat against Alcoyano.
Last night in the Copa del Rey, Real lost to ُSegunda B team, Alcoyano, and while they were 10-man opponents, they lost 2-1 at the end of 120 minutes and were eliminated from the competition.
However, Zidane did not react sharply to the game and his side's performance in the post-match press conference, which surprised the players, who were treated gently by the French coach.
It is said that the Real players expected to face very harsh criticism from their coach, but Zidane did not say much about them. This was the second consecutive defeat after the defeat against Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish Super Cup, while Real did not perform well in La Liga against Elche and Osasuna.
It is said that Real players no longer have a close relationship with Zidane as in the past, and the pressure on the coach has increased much more than before.