We are on an excellent path – Zidane optimistic regardless of Betis draw
Actual Madrid essential a 71st-minute equaliser from Karim Benzema to take a point against Real Betis, but Zinedine Zidane praised his team.
Zinedine Zidane says Actual Madrid can make on an encouraging second-half display following they came from behind to earn a laboured draw away to Genuine Betis.
Madrid fell behind to a sumptuous volley from Alvaro Cejudo early on at Estadio Benito Villamarin and struggled to make possibilities despite controlling possession.
Zidane’s side sooner or later restored parity 19 minutes from time, James Rodriguez latching on to Toni Kroos’ throughball to setup Karim Benzema for the equaliser.
Betis goalkeeper Antonio Adan created a trio of late saves to deny his former club the three points, but the French coach enjoyed seeing his team push for any winner correct up till the final whistle.
“No [I’m not disappointed], we are going to continue with our line of operate, we’re on a fantastic path,” Zidane mentioned.
“You must take the positives – we lost two points and that’s the negative – but we think this can be taken forward and [we can] fight for La Liga until the [end].
“The excellent factor is that I saw an improvement late inside the game, inside the second half. We now have our third week and we are going to help keep working.
“I am pretty proud of what we did tonight, we’re just missing the two points.”
Subsequent up for Madrid is the check out of Espanyol towards the Santiago Bernabeu in La Liga on Sunday.