"They are decisions, what I want is to have all the players available and the other day that was the case", added Zidane.
LaLiga's champions recovered brilliantly after the break, though, with Sergio Ramos heading in the equalizer, before Asensio struck a fine finish to put his side back in front - recording Madrid's 6,000th LaLiga goal in the process.
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Zinedine Zidane has hinted that in-form Cristiano Ronaldo may be rested when Real Madrid visit Leganés in LaLiga on Wednesday. "I won't think too much about the three goals we conceded, but instead about the five we scored".
"I'm happy for today's game, and for how things are going, and I hope to continue with this good dynamic of the team".
The win takes Real to within a point of third-placed Valencia. In any case, Zidane would've undoubtedly been pleased with the character shown by his side as they look to rejuvenate their season after a torrid start. "We will see tomorrow". A party atmosphere had gripped the Benito Villamarin stadium but locally-born Real captain Ramos punctured the mood by levelling with a towering header from a corner five minutes into the second half. "He is a different player", Zidane told reporters, as quoted via Goal. The game which should won easily became hard as the whites were conceding in the first half.
Defensive collapses of that nature are not particularly unusual for teams managed by Betis boss Quique Setien, who has always struggled to cajole consistency to match their undoubted quality on the ball.