Los Blancos manager Zinedine Zidane has reacted to the way Real Madrid earned their three points against a physical opponent in the Champions League against Inter Milan.

Real Madrid lost their two goals lead after they conceded two quick goals against Antonio Conte’s men, thanks to Rodrigo Goes screamer with just 10 minutes to end the match which gave a fresh line to the 13-time Champions League winner.

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“There’s always tension because you’re up against a very good team,” Zidane said after the Inter victory. “We suffered, but we have to congratulate the players because they deserved [the win].

“We started very well, pressing high as we like to do, and we did it quite well. Then we went 2-0 up, but we conceded very quickly and we found it difficult to keep going with our football. Then the second half was very even.”

Zidane’s substitutes paid off in the end, with Vinicius setting up Rodrygo for the winning goal after replacing Eden Hazard and Marco Asensio respectively. “[Rodrygo’s goal] was very beautiful,” Zidane said. “They [Rodrygo and Vinicius] came in very well. They’re very good physically, very quick.

“Hazard and Asensio did a good job too and, with the changes, we found space that our opponent was leaving in behind and they were very good.”We have to be happy. We can always do things better, but we have to enjoy the win because it’s always difficult against great teams and we have to believe until the end. I’m going home very happy.”

Real Madrid will play Valencia and Villarreal in the La Liga before they face Inter Milan for the reverse fixture in San Siro.

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