Published: Thu, April 18, 2019
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Zidane says Madrid set to make changes after poor season

Zidane says Madrid set to make changes after poor season

The first half was not so good, the second a bit better.

Karim Benzema scored a second half equaliser to earn a draw at Leganes as Madrid's season fades to a disappointing end.

"For me as a coach, and them as players, we must keep trying to play better", Zidane said, according to ESPN.

Omeruo, who is on loan at Leganes from Chelsea of England has made 22 La Liga appearances this season, but missed the last three games against Getafe, Real Valladolid and Alaves.

Zinedine Zidane's side, who are third in the table and 13 points behind leaders Barcelona, were uninspired against local rivals Leganes.

Leganes might even have won it after Jonathan Silva gave them the lead shortly before half-time and while Benzema scored his 26th goal of the season, Madrid never looked like finding a victor. "We have to try and perform better because it's our duty".

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With Spanish media reporting that Madrid are looking to replace Benzema in the summer, Zidane was questioned over whether the talk had affected the 31 year-old striker.

What a season @Benzema is having!

"He's used to rumours, but that won't change anything for him".

However, one player who may well be heading for the Madrid exit door is Gareth Bale, who came on as a substitute with nine minutes remaining and left the field sharply at full-time, though Zidane defended the Welshman. Today I wanted to make a change, that's all.

Last summer, after winning three Champions League title, Ronaldo sealed a sensational move to Italian club, Juventus.

"He's now in another chapter in his career and I'm exhausted of repeating myself because we're not going to win anything at the end of this season but we are going to try and finish strongly". "It's not the same for the club to go 10th and 16th, we'll go for more".

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