By Pete Jenson for MailOnline
Published: 23:52 GMT, 1 March 2020 | Updated: 00:06 GMT, 2 March 2020
Zinedine Zidane hailed his 'great' Real Madrid team after their El Clasico victory over Barcelona - but reflected back on a tough week for the LaLiga title hopefuls.
Real suffered defeat to Manchester City in the Champions League last-16 first leg at the Bernabeu to leave the club teetering on the cusp of a premature European exit.
But Zidane's men bounced back in style at the same venue against their historic rivals, with Vinicius Jr and Mariano Diaz on target to send Real back to the top of the table.
Zinedine Zidane hailed his 'great' Real Madrid team after victory over Barcelona in El Clasico
But the Real boss also reflected on a 'difficult week' for the club despite now topping LaLiga
‘It’s been a difficult week,’ Zidane revealed. ‘We had a tough game against Manchester City and we played well for 80 minutes against them but lost the game.
‘I wouldn’t say the players were affected by the defeat but we did