Zidane confesses his admiration for Neymar

The Copa Del Rey is a chance for Madrid to salvage some silverware from their ailing season

Zinedine Zidane, coach of Real Madrid, was angry during the press conference prior to the Real Madrid vs. Deportivo de La Coruña match on Sunday, when he was asked again about the possibility of Real Madrid making signings in this winter football market.

"The players needed a game like this, a victory with a lot of goals", Zidane said.

"Yeah, [cheers] instead of whistles, which is always good", Bale told ESPN FC. It's not something that happens very often, so we are happy about it.

Bale and Ronaldo struck two goals each as Madrid recorded their first league win since December 9, with defender Nacho also bagging a brace and Luka Modric firing home from distance.

Girona may be newcomers to the Liga Santander, but they have now caused Atletico Madrid to drop four vital points in the title race.


The only other blemish on a superb afternoon's work was a nasty cut for Ronaldo, whose face was left covered in blood after clashing with Deportivo's Fabian Schar.

It was perhaps no surprise that Real Madrid rediscovered the form in front of goal that had been missing for much of the season.

"When we see the performance of Neymar, I think they want to make confusion in his head".

Deportivo, in the relegation zone and winless in five games, gave the hosts an early scare when Adrian Lopez opened the scoring midway through the first half.

However, Madrid fans would soon breathe easy, after Nacho equalized in the first half and Bale put Madrid ahead after the break.

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