Zinedine Zidane slams Madrid stars for poor 2nd half display against Eibar

Zinedine Zidane slams Madrid stars for poor 2nd half display against Eibar

- Zinedine Zidane was angry with his players after their poor showing against Eibar

- Real Madrid were struggling in the second after taking a 3-0 lead in the first period

- Madrid will take on Valencia and Real Sociedad in their next two matches

Zinedine Zidane was furious with his players after a poor second-half display against Eibar at the Alfredo di Stefano Stadium, reports in Spain claim.

Los Blancos finished the first half with a 3-0 comfortable lead before Eibar dominated most of the proceedings in the second half.

Real conceded a goal on the hour mark and it took some brilliant saves from Thibaut Courtois to still keep the two-goal advantage.

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Despite maintaining two points behind league leaders Barcelona, Zidane was not happy with the team's attitude in the second half and admitted that it was lack of concentration in the concentration second period.

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The French boss calmly said in a post-match conference: "Everything about the first half was good and it was 3-0, so maybe we relaxed.

"I don't know, it's something completely different, but we have to adapt.

"We found it difficult in the second half. I don't know if it was the physical side, but we weren't on it.

"The first half was good and convincing. It's three important points. There are ten games left."

Zinedine Zidane slams Madrid stars for poor 2nd half display against Eibar
Zinedine Zidane slams Madrid stars for poor 2nd half display against Eibar. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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But reports coming from Madrid based outfit Marca, Zidane was enraged with his players in the dressing room for taking their feet off the gas.

But the French boss was happy with the return of Eden Hazard who lasted an hour in the match before he was substituted.

The Belgian winger who sat out most of the season on the bench due to injury problems was involved in all the three goals scored by Los Blancos.

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Madrid have two crucial games next, one against Valencia at home in midweek while the other will be with Real Sociedad, the team that knocked them out in the Copa del Rey.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Real Madrid vs Eibar ended 3-1 as Los Blancos returned to La Liga with a not too convincing win over their opponents.

All three goals were scored in the first half through Toni Kroos, Sergio Ramos and Marcelo as Pedo Bigas pulled one back for Eibar in the second half.

Eden Hazard was the star of the show in the first 45 minutes as the Belgian was a handful for the Eibar defence with his mesmerizing moves.

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