Tuesday, February 28, 2017

La Liga: Zinedine Zidane hails impact subs after Real Madrid win

Zinedine Zidane

Madrid: Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane hailed the impact of Isco and Alvaro Morata off the bench as the European champions came from 2-0 down at Villarreal on Sunday to win 3-2.

Morata completed the comeback after Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo had hauled Madrid level to ensure Zidane’s men move back ahead of Barcelona at the top of La Liga. Real hold a one-point lead over their title rivals Barcelona and have a game in hand.

Real Madrid players celebrate a goal against Villarreal during the Spanish League tie on Sunday. Real Madrid won 3-2. Pic/AFP

“They deserve (to play) more for sure,” Zidane said of the Spanish international duo. “The did very well, they changed the game. In any case we will need every player between now and the end of the season. They are all up for it. It is a long season, but this shows that everyone is ready when they are called upon. With everything that happened today it was vitally important to get the three points,” he said.

“At 2-0 down you have to change something,” added Zidane. “It worked out well for us. It allowed us to camp much more in their half,” Zidane added.

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