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Real Madrid coach Zidane on Shakhtar shock: I can fix this

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane insists he can "fix" their problems after an opening Champions League defeat to Shakhtar Donetsk.

Questions have begun to hover over this Real Madrid team and, in particular, Zidane, with this defeat coming after an embarrassing 1-0 loss to newly-promoted Cadiz last weekend.

"I see myself capable of fixing this, that's what I'm going to try," Zidane said in his post-match interview. "And the players are going to try, too. We are going to look for the solution and we're going to find it. Now we have to prepare for Saturday's game [away to Barcelona]."

The Frenchman was not happy with some of his players, although he admitted that he did feel bad for some of them.

"It's a bad feeling [that we have after this result], of course," Zidane stated. "It ended up being a mix of everything. We made a mistake leading up to the first goal and afterwards the truth is that we were missing a bit of confidence, a bit of action, a bit of everything in the first half.

"I am happy for the players who reacted and changed in the second half, because they don't deserve such things. It was a bad game, a bad night. I'm the coach, I'm the one who needs to find a solution, and I'm not going to find it tonight."

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