Real Madrid Manager Zidane Zinedine have applauded his team following an impressive performance at the game against their Neighbour Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday.
Zidane who felt that his side did enough to pick up victory against Atletico Madrid in Saturday’s derby draw stalemate, said It was evident that his team is becoming stronger as they were able to keep a clean sheet in recent outings.
The visitors created the best chance of the encounter with Jan Oblak producing a fine save to keep out Karim Benzema’s header 15 minutes from time.
The point was enough to take the former champions back above Granada into top spot in LaLiga, but the Frenchman wanted more from the match.
“We deserved much more, but what I have to do is congratulate the players since we have been supportive again and we kept a clean sheet,” he said at his post-match news conference.
“It’s not just intensity, but what’s important is our strength. We saw a strong Madrid because we didn’t concede a chance. We lacked in creativity but we’re happy with what we did.”
Eden Hazard had another quiet match, the Belgium international failing to register a single shot before being replaced by James Rodriguez in the 77th minute.
Zidane admits Hazard, who joined from Chelsea in June for a fee that could reach €168 million, still has some way to go before reaching the levels he hit at his former club.
“He lacks little things. We have to stick with him. He’s done a good job, but we haven’t had many chances,” he added.
“We have to highlight everyone’s work. We’d like him to score because it’ll release him, but there are no problem, we’re sure it’ll come.