Zinedine Zidane hopeful of Real Madrid’s La Liga chances despite drawing 0-0 against Real Betis

Zinedine Zidane needs to shift his focus onto the Champions League tie as his side have almost conceded the La Liga title to their rivals.

zinedine Zidane still keeps his hopes alive about his side's La LIga title chances
zinedine Zidane still keeps his hopes alive about his side's La Liga title chances

Real Madrid have fallen behind in the La Liga title race after their 2nd draw in the last 3 days. They fell to a goalless draw against Real Betis and will now move 3rd if Barcelona and Atletico both win their matches this weekend.

Real Madrid missed their chance of moving temporarily to the top of the league and should now turn their focus onto the mid-week Champions League match against Chelsea.  Zidane’s side is currently placed at the second position with 71 points from 33 matches and the side is two points behind table-toppers Atletico Madrid.

Real Madrid are 2 points off Atletico Madrid at the top of La Liga

“No, I don’t think [the league is getting away],” Zidane told Movistar.

“They’re two points dropped for us, but I don’t think so. We have to keep going, we tried, we clearly lacked something in attack. We were good defensively but we missed something with the ball. I don’t think the league is over.”

“I don’t think so,” Zidane said, when asked if Barca and Atletico — who play away at Villarreal and Athletic Bilbao on Sunday — would win all of their remaining games. “If it’s like that, we won’t win La Liga… But I don’t think so, the rest are the same as us. I don’t think they’ll win every game. Let’s hope not.”

Zidane hopes to have Kroos and Ferland Mendy for their most important match of the season.

“That’s the plan, for Mendy and Kroos to return, but we’ll have to wait and see. We have five games left in LaLiga, it’s still quite a lot, we are going to keep on fighting. The title race hasn’t ended today. We still have games left to play and the other teams also have to play”.

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Somdeb is a Football and NFL writer at FirstSportz since 2020. He has been interested in football since 2014 and is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Economics. He is an avid football and cricket fan and tries to channel his passion for the game into his writing,