Although Madrid are nearly assured of progressing to the last 8 of that tournament following a 3-0 win in the home leg, Zidane was speaking just 48 hours after another disappointing display saw Madrid drop two further points in Vigo to all but drop out of the league title race. But what we want to do is find solutions, talk about it and try to do things better.
"We can't do anything more, we're trying to play good football, to move the ball around and score goals but it's not coming off".
"We're sad and we're f****** sunk", Marcelo said after the draw.
"We made many mistakes".
However, Kepa's toe complaint has put the buffers on that and Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane could now delay the transfer from officially going through until the summer.
While Harry Kane is persistently flagged up as a player Real Madrid may be interested in, Spanish outlet Diario Gol reported last month that Spurs retain an interest in bringing Gareth Bale back to England.
Guillermo netted his second with eight minutes remaining to ensure a draw for Numancia on the night, but it is Real who are into the last eight of the Copa del Rey with a 5-2 aggregate victory. But, for example, people say that against Celta we were awful, but we played some nice football. "Because I'm happy with my squad", he concluded.
The younger members of the squad were also allowed to voice their opinion and Zidane was recriminated with the claim that "it's not true to state that those who train the hardest get to play". Until the 31st we will see, but not at the moment, why?
People might think that everything comes easy to me, that I do it all by instinct, but they'd be wrong. I remember past year there were no problems like this, as Madrid was doing well, playing well.
Yet not everyone is on the same page, with star Brazilian midfielder Casemiro saying that "if there is a single team that can turn this around, it's Real Madrid".
Injuries to key players have hampered the club whereas the bench is nowhere as strong as it was last season. We were up against a side who come and run their hearts out until the final whistle and if you drop off physically, you really notice it.