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Zinedine Zidane has insisted that he will not resign after Real Madrid lost 2-0 to Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
“From bad to worse” was the headline of Sports world, While sports The cover was titled “Total Crisis.”
The defeat leaves Real in danger of not reaching the round of 16 with the four teams from Group B still in a position to qualify.
Real although he must beat leader Borussia Monchengladbach next week to guarantee his passage.
It was Real Madrid’s second loss to Shakhtar in this season’s competition after the Ukrainian side won 3-2 at the Bernabéu.
“I’m not giving up, not at all,” he said. Zidane.
“We are always going to have difficult moments, and we are in a bad streak, but we have to keep going,” added the Frenchman, whose team suffered a shocking 2-1 loss to Alavés in La Liga on Saturday.
“I have the necessary strength to turn the situation around and I will give everything to achieve it. So are the players.
“We played well and deserved more. We just have to lift our heads and think about the next game. “
Last month’s 1-1 draw with Villarreal was met with a staunch defense from the French coach.
“Don’t worry,” he told reporters. “Keep up with what you’re doing and I’ll keep working.”
However, things have only gotten worse from there.
On Saturday, Madrid lost to Alavés, meaning the Spanish champions have not won three games in La Liga.
Kroos targets the mindset
And midfielder Toni Kroos is aware that his team is struggling to score goals and admitted that his team’s problems are primarily mental.
“Everything is a mess, this season we are fighting to score goals,” he said.
“It is not a physical problem. I’m fine, but when you lose everything is negative. We have to keep working and try to win the last game.
If you’re on a winning streak, you’ve obviously gained more confidence than if you’re losing, that’s normal. As a team you feel better when you win, but we have to win again; continue working.
“It’s difficult to get out of here with a score of 2-0. At Inter we scored early and here it was almost the same. Maybe we weren’t that good, but we did a good first half.
“Once you are down 1-0, everything costs you a little more, so with 2-0 maybe we don’t totally believe that we could reverse it. We tried to the end. “