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Furious Zidane blasts Madrid players after Rayo defeat

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Published on April 29, 2019 - Duration: 01:53s

Furious Zidane blasts Madrid players after Rayo defeat

Furious Zinedine Zidane blasts players after Real Madrid lose 1-0 to Rayo Vallecano

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Furious Zidane blasts Madrid players after Rayo defeat

EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: CONTAINS WHITE FLASHES BETWEEN EDITS SHOWS: MADRID, SPAIN (APRIL 28, 2019) (MEDIAPRO - Broadcasters and Digital: NO RESALES) 1.

REAL MADRID MANAGER ZINEDINE ZIDANE SPEAKING AT POST MATCH NEWS CONFERENCE AFTER LOSING TO RAYO VALLECANO 1-0 2.

(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) (ROUGH TRANSLATION) REAL MADRID MANAGER ZINEDINE ZIDANE AFTER BEING ASKED WHAT HAPPENED IN THE MATCH, SAYING: "Well we didn't score a goal but not only that, we didn't do anything today from the first minute until the end, we did nothing today on all levels, not only with regards to the goal, because sometimes you can't score but you can have chances, but we didn't even have that, we didn't do anything and in the end the only thing that we need to be is incredibly mad, which is what I am, very upset, I am angry because we gave an awful image of ourselves and I am the first one responsible for that, not only the players.

We need to ask for forgiveness for what we did today." 3.

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(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) (ROUGH TRANSLATION) REAL MADRID MANAGER ZINEDINE ZIDANE AFTER BEING ASKED IF HE REGRETS COMING BACK TO REAL MADRID, SAYING: "No, not at all, it's the opposite, I'm here and I also needed to live through something like this, through critical moments, today, we simply cannot play like this." 5.

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(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) (ROUGH TRANSLATION) REAL MADRID MANAGER ZINEDINE ZIDANE AFTER BEING ASKED IF THE PLAY ON THE PITCH OR THE PLAYERS ATTITUDE IS THE WORSE PROBLEM, SAYING: "Everything, everything, today everything was wrong, starting with our attitude, we were not committed in any way, not in the one on one challenges or running back.

They're games where you have difficulties for whatever reason, like today playing against an opponent that runs more than you and makes things difficult for you, they played their game but we didn't." STORY: Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane lambasted his players for "doing nothing" during a limp 1-0 defeat at lowly Rayo Vallecano on Sunday (April 28) which saw the deposed European champions suffer their 10th Liga defeat of the season.

Adri Embarba scored the only goal by converting a penalty midway through the first half and Madrid, aside from an effort by Mariano that was correctly ruled out for offside, rarely looked like equalising.

It was Madrid's first defeat since 1997 by Rayo, their far less glamorous neighbours who began the game bottom of La Liga, and the first time in a decade that Real have lost 10 games in a league season.

Zidane has only been in charge for eight matches this term, returning to the club in March following the sacking of Julen Lopetegui and Santiago Solari, 10 months after resigning from the role having won three Champions League titles in a row.

The Frenchman has won four of his eight games back, drawing two and losing two, while failing to win any of his four away.

Madrid trailed Barcelona by 12 points when Zidane returned to the club in March but they are now 18 points adrift of the Catalans, who were crowned La Liga champions on Saturday.

Real are nine points behind second-placed Atletico Madrid and look set to finish third for the second season in a row.

Zidane said he did not regret returning to a team that clearly needed extensive surgery after a harrowing season on all fronts but could not tolerate more performances like Sunday's.

(Production: David Grip)

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