For all of Zinedine Zidane’s tremendous success at Real Madrid so far, the champions of Europe have endured a frustrating start to the 2017-18 La Liga season.
Real beat Manchester United and Barcelona to win the UEFA and Spanish Super Cups respectively, however they’ve only picked up five points from their first three league games.
Marcos Llorente returned to Madrid after a loan spell at Alaves, while Theo Hernandez made a €30 million switch from rivals and neighbours Atletico Madrid.
“Maybe we did lack a little spark, but we gave everything. We do need Cristiano to score goals, but we don’t necessarily need a number nine. The squad will continue as it is.”
Meanwhile, Llorente said: “This wasn’t the kind of game we were expecting but what would be