La Liga: Zinedine Zidane admits concern after Real Madrid squeeze to victory over Las Palmas

Madrid: Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane admitted he is concerned by his side's form after squeezing past Las Palmas 2-1 on Sunday thanks to Casemiro's injury-time winner.

Real manager Zinedine Zidane
Real manager Zinedine Zidane

Zidane's men were outplayed by Las Palmas for large spells, but made the hosts pay for poor marking at set-pieces as Sergio Ramos and Casemiro both netted from corners. "I go away happy with the result, but a little worried with what I saw in the second-half," said Zidane.

The 10-time European champions progressed to the quarter-finals with a similarly unconvincing display to see off Roma in midweek.

'Improvement must'
Zidane insisted his side's standards must improve dramatically if they are to go further in the Champions League.

"We aren't thinking about the Champions League. The players were thinking about what they had to do in the game today, but the truth is we gave away the ball an incredible number of times," he said.

"If we want to aspire to something in the future, we have to play better. That is clear because playing like this we won't go anywhere."

"I don't think football is unjust because we scored from two set-pieces and that is part of football too," added Zidane. "Las Palmas did very well and caused us a lot of problems, but it is our contribution that bothers me."

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