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Zidane: "Whistles? Players and coaches need to feel loved"

"I'm a bit down about all of the injuries we are suffering", the coach admitted. "Lately, we are creating four chances and putting away just one".

Zinedine Zidane.
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Zinedine Zidane spoke after Real Madrid's 2-1 win against Málaga during which some sections of the crowd targetted players with whistles: The coach also spoke about Marcelo, who faces time out with a hamstring injury: "I'm a bit down about all of the injuries we are suffering".

Sensations: "They're good. The important thimng was starting the match welll and winning the game. We had chances, but lately, out of every four chances we create, we are only putiing away one. It was difficult, because our opppnents did a lot of running, so we are tired, but happy".

LaLiga's top scoring side from set-pieces: "I'm happy about that. We knoe that it's one of our strong points. But I would have liked us also to have scored from open play. Today the ball just didn't want to enter for us. Now what's important is making sure we get some good rest, because we were made to do a lot of running today, like we were by Celta, and we need to start thiking about Wednesday's game".

Cup return leg in Vigo: "Right now I need to disconnect. We'll have to time to start preparing for that on Monday".

Sergio Ramos opens the scoring against Málaga.
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Sergio Ramos opens the scoring against Málaga.Denis DoyleGetty Images

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Modric and Marcelo: "Luka's just got a few pains, Marcelo's injury is a bit more complicated. We'll see what the doctors say tomorrow".

Sergio Ramos: "We know what he can give us, especially from set-pieces. He was amazing today. We're happy about that. But I am a little concerned about the injuries we are getting. I am a bit down about that, because we have an important game on Wednesday".

Lucas Vázquez at right-back: "He was perfect, but I don't like that as a solution, because he is not a full-back and that's not his position".

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Bernabéu voice displeasure

Players getting whistled: "I hope it's just because they are demanding more from us and not that they are nervous. We need our people to bring us calm because what we have done up until now has been fantastic. We aks them to help us and to support us. I am not going to criticize the fans. They pay money to watch the game and they want more but during a long season, the coach and the players need to feel loved".

The forwards aren't scoring: "That doesn't worry me, but the injuries do. Sometimes we are more effective than others. Today's result will be good for our morale".


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