Real Madrid’s coach Zinedine Zidane has praised his side’s attitude after they came from behind to claim a dramatic Super Cup win over Sevilla.
Madrid were trailing 2 – 1 deep into stoppage time and Sevilla’s victory looked inevitable. But then Sergio Ramos equalised to send the match into extra-time and Dani Carvajal’s excellent 119th minute goal won the match.
Speaking after the match Zidane said that, “In football you never know what’s going to happen. The good thing about tonight is that we knew it was going to be difficult, but we never gave up. They got ahead in a key part of the game, but we never gave up and Sergio’s goal in the last minute brought us back to life.”
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Madrid were without some of their top players such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Toni Kroos. However, they took the lead in the 21st minute with an excellent goal from Marco Asensio.
However, Sevilla’s Franco Vazquez equalised just before the break and then they were put ahead when Yevhen Konoplyanka scored from the penalty spot after Vitolo had been tripped by Ramos.
After the game Ramos seemed to confirm the team’s attitude when he said, “Until the final whistle goes you need to continue fighting because by fighting to the end you get your rewards. More than anything you need to highlight the collective work of the team and its fight. The team, despite the players missing, have shown what they are about here and to start the season with a title is always incredible.”
Despite the disappointment of losing, Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli said that he was proud of the way that the team played and thought they showed great courage against the champions of Europe.