Zinedine Zidane has suggested that Real Madrid may be looking to by some new players in the January transfer market after his team struggled to a 3-2 win over Malaga on Saturday.
Twice Malaga, who are currently facing relegation, manged to equalise before Real Madrid secured a late win thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo who scored a rebound after his penalty was saved by Roberto.
While they did win the game, Zidane has said that the team found it difficult. After the match he said, “In the winter market, there will be no exits but anything can happen in terms of arrivals, we will see. We started the game strongly, and managed to get the first goal which is always important, but they came back at us quickly. We got the second and then after the half-hour mark, we couldn’t keep the ball. Possession is one of our weapons and we lost the ball too often today.”
He went on to say that he is pleased with the result as Malaga is a team with “real character” but said that while “some things were good, others weren’t exactly as we would have liked.”
Real have been struggling for consistency all season after winning their first La Liga title for five years last May. They have drawn three times and lost twice from their opening 13 La Liga matches.
Real also failed to top their Champions League group after they failed to beat Tottenham over two games.
Some have said that there is a lack of depth in the squad with Dani Ceballos and Theo Hernandez beign the only major arrivals over the summer while players such as Alvaro Morata, James Rodriguez, Danilo and Pepe all moved on.
The team has also suffered from injury problems with important players such as Dani Carvajal and Gareth Bale missing numerous games.