Real Madrid stuttered to a 1-1 draw at Leganés, where Gareth Bale entered just in the 81st minute. Zinedine Zidane was again asked to comment on the (waning) situation of the Welsh international.
"You can ask me every day about Bale and I'll give you my answer. He's an important player. We had to make changes and that's it. Playing just a few minutes, as is the case with Lucas, is complicated, "argued the French coach.
"We should play better with the players we have, no matter how bad the season has been. We all have to perform better. The team will be competitive again next season," he said.