The French coach of Real Madrid spoke after the elimination of the knockout stages of the Champions League against Manchester City, although he did not show anger.
Zinedine Zidane consummated his first elimination of the Champions League as coach of Real Madrid after falling 4-2 on aggregate to Manchester City. However, the French coach did not show any reproach.
After the meeting, the Frenchman said at a press conference: “The feeling is that we cannot be happy, but proud of what we have done. We must congratulate the rival, who has played very well. We must not look for excuses.”
And he added: “There are two games and we lost in both, so in the end it is deserved to be out, but I am very proud of my team. We gave everything on the field of play and sometimes it just doesn’t come out.”
Finally, with a view to the future, Zidane closed: “We, the players first, cannot be happy. What we can do is think that we had a very good season. The important thing was to give everything on the field, we surely lacked something, but you have to be happy. Next year we will see what we are going to do. We have to finish, for now, rest a little and then we will see.
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