Zidane refusing to concede title

19 November 2017 06:17:21 EST

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane says he still believes his team can retain their La Liga crown despite slipping 10 points behind leaders Barcelona.

Los Blancos failed to keep pace with their Clasico rivals on Saturday, Barca having won 3-0 at Leganes ahead of Real's trip to city rivals Atletico later in the evening.

Both capital clubs were in need of the win to stay on the coattails of Barcelona so a goalless draw, the first in 12 years between the two teams, left neither set of fans satisfied.

Chances were at a premium at the Metropolitano but Zidane was happy with the performance of his players at Atletico's new home, claiming he felt for his team having not got the reward their efforts deserved.

The results means Real are now 4500/1 to regain the La Liga title after 12 matches, while Atletico are 1000/1 with Barca 1/10000 having won all but one of their league matches this season.

Zidane is not throwing in the towel just yet when it comes to the title, insisting they can catch Ernesto Valverde's men.

"It's not insurmountable. I'm sure Barca are going to drop points. We have to continue doing our work and that's all.

"When you see that it's 10 points, it's a lot of points, but it's going to change. I'm sure we will cut the gap.

"Barca are not going to pick up points all the time and we have to be up there."

Real return to action on Tuesday in the Champions League when they face off against Cypriot outfit Apoel Nicosia.

Los Blancos, who need just a point to be assured of qualification, are 1/7 to win the match, while Apoel are 22/1 and the draw is 8/1.

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