For the first time in their history Los Blancos have been dumped out of the Copa del Rey after winning the first leg on the road
The decision to include neither Cristiano Ronaldo nor Gareth Bale backfired spectacularly in one of the worst results in the club’s golden history.
La Liga is over for Zidane and his struggling team. And now, thanks to a disastrous miscalculation from the coach, Madrid’s season and most likely his job hangs on the Champions League as Leganes dumped them out of the Copa on away goals after a famous 2-1 win at the Bernabeu.
Zidane: “This is a clear failure and I’m responsible, I will assume the consequences.”
“We didn’t play the game, especially in the first half, after winning a complicated game away.”
“We didn’t play well enough today, we didn’t play how we had to play.“We can say what we want but it’s very hard, it’s a difficult night for everyone.”
“We will look at the situation and I will first because I am to blame.”“We can’t change things, there were 90 minutes to do that and we didn’t.”
“Now we have to think about tomorrow, to get up and keep working because on Saturday there is another game.”“We will keep going, as tomorrow we have training and on Saturday we have a game, we have to keep going, there’s no other solution.”
“Worst season in history? I do not know, I don’t care, I care to always think positive, even with this failure, with this night in which we have to apologize to all the people, 2018 is not finished.”
As it stands Madrid’s season and Zidane’s time at Bernabaeu could be over by March 6,Lose to his compatriots when PSG visit the Bernabéu in three weeks time and it could be the knockout blow to his time in charge.