Real Madrid suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Alcoyano in the Copa del Rey on Thursday. After this defeat, Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane admitted that his side should have won the game but stressed that the defeat is"not embarrassing.
A website quoted him as saying, "This is football. We were playing against a Segunda B side and we should have won the game. It's not embarrassing or anything of the sort." He further added, "These are things that happen during a footballer's career and I take responsibility. We're going to keep working hard. We have to come through this as we have in the past and we will again. It's another painful day today because we don't like losing -- especially for the players, they want to win. We're not going to lose our heads, we have to think and keep working hard."
Zidane also said his side tried well but failed to convert their chances into goal. He said," It was a different game today and we struggled. It's a tough one because it means we're out of the Copa. We should have done things differently but we didn't manage to do so."