Real Madrid boss ​Zinedine Zidane has admitted he was furious during the first-half of his side's victory over Leganes as his side allowed a three goal lead to be reigned in after conceding two quick-fire goals.

Gabriel Pires and Luciano da Rocha Neves scored within four minutes of each other to drag the hosts back into the tie after less than impressive defending from captain Sergio Ramos on both occasions. 

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"At the time I got angry, I was furious", the Frenchman told the club's ​official website"We let the opposition back into the game and that's football because you never know what can happen. It was because of a lack of concentration.

"In two minutes we made things difficult for ourselves."

However following the collapse, the 44-year-old was impressed with how his side rallied together to secure the win. 


"We controlled the second half better and we must forget those two minutes, although they could have proved costly,” Zidane added. 

"We got the fourth goal early in the second half and we controlled the match. I'm not worried about that."

The former attacking midfielder was not the only one left angry during the highly entertaining 90 minutes however, as goalscorer James Rodriguez was pictured punching the substitutes shelter after being substituted yet again by his manager


"It's to be expected that he gets angry because they all went to play a full game", the former France international said. 

"These things happen and what I take away with me is his performance because he played very well. I haven't got anything against James, quite the opposite.

"I bring him off a lot, but that's because he's an attacking player and he works very hard. That happens at lot to the players who play up top, like Karim.


"It's normal for him to get angry because I brought him off, but there's nothing more to it. I try to do what’s good for the team. He’s important to me, to the team and to everyone."

The win saw Madrid reclaim top stop by two points still with a game in hand after being temporarily dethroned by Barcelona following their 3-0 win earlier in the evening.