appeared this Tuesday before the media before facing tomorrow the Real Valladolid (Alfredo Di Stéfano Stadium, 9.30pm), in which it will be the first home game of the Real
Madrid in this League.
The French coach stressed that the set of Sergio
Gonzalez, who has never been able to win at Real
Madrid In his seven meetings as a coach, “he is a tough opponent. Outside or at home they bother you and what we have to do is play well from the first minute, “he said.
Asked about the controversial arbitration performance last Sunday in the Betis – Real
Madrid, Zidane He did not want to enter into polemics but was surprised by the “criticism of the successes” of the referees and distanced himself from the possible sanction to Manuel
PellegriniBetic coach, for his statements after the game: “I’m not going to be talking about these things, everyone can have their say whatever they want. What can we do? Focus on our work and think about tomorrow’s game ”.
No news about possible exits
Nor did he release a pledge regarding any possible departure of one of the three strikers, in addition to Karim
Benzema, with which it currently has, although it did not rule out that it could finally occur: “Until the fifth, we will see. The only thing I can tell you is that they are here, they are training well … That is what interests me. Here we are all and I will count on everyone. Then if there is a change, we will see … ”.
About the return of Eden
Hazard to the playing fields, Zidane He assured that the Belgian return is very close: “He is ready. Training well, regularly with the team. Then we will see how we are going to do it ”. In addition, he ruled out that the white ‘7’ lacked professionalism at some point, underlining that “what Hazard wants is to play. He has had a big problem, which has bothered him for a long time, but now it seems that he is fine ”, he stressed.
A lap that will mean increased competition a white attack where Zidane it has many resources. Rodrygo, Odegaard, Asensio, Luke
Vazquez… And a Vinicius to whom ‘Zizou’He tried to take the pressure off when the press asked him about his continuity in the eleven and before a hypothetical comparison with the athletic Joao
Felix or Ansu
Fati: “These questions make me laugh. Here we are 25 players and I voted to have everyone. They are boys who are 21, 22, 23 years old … This is the reality of football. You play, you don’t play and that will not change. Everyone wants to have more continuity and play more, but it depends on the coach. I’m happy with him ”, he concluded.