‘I Don’t Have An Explanation’ – Zidane At A Loss After Real Madrid Stunned At Home By Alaves

The Whites had a miserable night at the Alfredo di Stefano stadium, losing the game and their star winger Eden Hazard

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane was left without an explanation after watching his team fall 2-1 at home to Alavés on Saturday.

Lucas Pérez and Joselu scored on either side of time for Alavés, and Madrid could only respond with a late consolation from Casemiro in the 86th minute.

It was Madrid’s third La Liga loss of the season, as they fell six points behind Atlético de Madrid and Real Sociedad, who are at the top of the table with 23 points each. Madrid have lost three of their last five home games in all competitions, as many losses as in their previous 31 home games. To make the night even worse, Eden Hazard’s injury problems continued when the Belgian was withdrawn in the first half.

In his post-match press conference, Zidane admitted that he was puzzled by his team’s inconsistency after they performed well midweek with a 2-0 win at Inter in the Champions League.

“I don’t have an explanation,” Zidane said. “Tonight we alternate good times with bad times. When they score a goal after three minutes, things get very complicated for us.

“The other day in Milan we played a good game and today… It is reality, our reality today. What we have to do is keep working, recover players and change the dynamics. We don’t have consistency ”. When asked what he would say to his players to help them gain more consistency, Zidane replied: “I have to find the solution with the players. I’m not going to say it here. We should not only think about the negative. We also have to see what we did well and try to be more consistent ”.

Zidane was particularly dismayed by his team’s start, as Alavés earned a penalty in the fifth minute when a header from Víctor Laguardia hit Nacho on the upper arm. Pérez would put home the penalty that followed to give the visitors an ideal opening to the game.

“It’s the worst start to the season,” admitted Zidane. “We couldn’t change the dynamics of the game and that bothers and worries me.”

Madrid will face another quick change on their journey to face Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League on Tuesday.

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