Zinedine Zidane: We deserved more


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Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane insists his side deserved more after they were held to a 2-2 draw by Valencia in La Liga on Sunday night.

Arsenal target Marco Asensio opened the scoring at the Santiago Bernabeu with another fine strike but Madrid then failed to kick on.

They missed several chances in front of goal, with Frenchman Karim Benzema missing a glorious opportunity to put Madrid in control.

Valencia responded with goals from Carlos Soler and Geoffrey Kondogbia and a shock defeat was on the cards until Asensio came up with the goods in the 83rd minute.

Madrid, 1.75 to win the league title, were unable to find a winner but Zidane insists his team should have got all three points.

He told the club’s official website: “I can’t be happy with result, but the performance was excellent.

We deserved more but that’s the way it goes in football and you can’t always win.

“We’ve dropped two points but I’m really proud of my players. The tough part is to create the chances and today we had seven or eight clear-cut openings.

“We could have won the game, but that’s not how things panned out. “We’ll continue to work hard and focus on the next game.

It’s now time to rest up, although some of the players are heading off with their national teams.”

Madrid will need to regroup after the international break as they take on Levante and Real Sociedad in the league, either side of a clash with APOEL in the Champions League.

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