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“The Madridistas continue to believe in Real Madrid” - Bettoni

Sat 30 January 2021 | 19:01

Real Madrid hosted Levante on Saturday for their La Liga match with no tolerance for mistakes, but mistakes they made.

Levante

vanquished

Real Madrid

with a 2-1 win.

David Bettoni

, who is in charge in

Zinedine Zidane

’s absence for a positive Covid-19 test, said:

“It was a difficult defeat, especially because of what happened in the 9th minute.”

We got ahead, but Levante drawing level knocked our morale. Then we started the second half well, but the second goal hurt us. It’s a painful defeat, but I saw a team with attitude and good character with the spirit to keep fighting until the end.”

Bettoni was then quizzed if Madrid’s title hunt was over, as they are seven points adrift of the first-placed

Atletico Madrid

.

The Madridistas continue to believe in the team

,” he replied. “

In the second half, ten against eleven, we pressed high and we’ll continue like that. I know that the people who love Real Madrid think the same.”

Madrid didn’t get off to a right start when Eder Militao was sent off with a red card.

Marco Asensio met the back of the net early doors, helping Madrid take the lead only for Jose Luis Morales to score the equalizer minutes later. Levante were close to score another goal when Vinicius Junior gifted the visitors a penalty kick, with Thibaut Courtois pulling off a great save.

Roger Marti went on to find the target in the 78th minute, securing his side’s three points.


source: SportMob