Kiko Casilla had to save from Nacho Sanchez and Pere Milla bundled wide as Numancia battled for a second equaliser, before Zidane introduced senior stars Isco and Casemiro in a bid to see the game out.
Zidane, however, insists his side will get back on track with collective hard work and is adamant there are reasons to be positive for the rest of the season.
Real drew 2-2 with Numancia in the second leg of their Copa del Rey tie, advancing to the quarter-finals having won the first leg 3-0.
"We are all in this together".
"It's already signed. But as always, I go game by game and year after year". Their second and third goals may have taken until the waning moments of the match when Numancia had been playing with ten men for almost half an hour, but more goals were always coming, and thanks to Isco and Borja Mayoral, they did. "Today, yes, the danger is there, but I will not change", he told France Football to be issued on Tuesday. I know that many coaches aren't able to take their minds off the job, but I do have that ability. The chat was a bit longer than others, but this happens when we think it necessary, to get something out of it.
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"We've had two spectacular years; thank you for saying so". In turn, should they offer BBC + Keylor Navas to Manchester United in exchange for David de Gea?
Real's most obvious issue this season has been the lack of a consistent goal threat.
"I have many responsibilities [as Real Madrid coach]". Injuries to key players have hampered the club whereas the bench is nowhere as strong as it was last season. When there are things like we're going through, where things aren't going as we want, it's about work.
Fringe players Marcos Llorente, Dani Ceballos and Kiko Casilla all look set to start for Real Madrid. There are people who say everything has gone to shit. No.
His side will continue their defence of the UEFA Champions League title against a French team coached by a Spaniard.