Zidane appeared in the previous press conference for his team’s match against Valladolid on Sunday at Jose Zorea Stadium.
“I am here and feel very happy,” Zidane said. “My only interest is in Real Madrid and tomorrow’s match.”
Zidane spoke about the Valladolid match: “Our condition is good and we want to continue in that way. Playing every 3 days is difficult. Tomorrow’s game will be difficult, as Valladolid lost only one game at home this season.”
The French coach adheres to the style in which his team plays football: “Each team has the right to choose the method of play in which it seeks to win. We have our style, and I do not want to talk about the methods of playing other teams. Each game is different from the other.”
Zidane explained that his player Gareth Bale will miss: “It is unfortunate that Bell is not available, he is the first to feel happy about it, because he wants to participate, I hope he will join us starting from Monday.”
He added: “I am concerned when a player is injured, I prefer to have all the players. His injury is slight, just the ankle sprain. I hope he does not miss any other matches.”
He also praised his player Casemiro: “Casimiro scored two goals by chance. But I am not surprised by his entry into the penalty area, he is an important player. We have 25 players and they must all feel important. We need them all.”
Zidane justified The departure of Alvaro Odriozola to Bayern Munich, loaned“I talked to Audrizola and we decided together that it was an opportunity to participate more. I hope things go well. He is a nice boy, who will have a chance with us.”
He spoke of Vinicius Jr.: “We have to deal calmly with Vinicius, he has 19 years. He has to be ambitious. If he is absent from the list this is why we have so many important players.”
He refused to reveal the future of the important duo Mariano Diaz and Ibrahim Diaz: “Mariano and Ibrahim know their position. The players are the ones who decide the best for them. They are here and I will count on them when I can. I will not say more than that.”
He continued his development on his career: “Being a coach is more difficult than being a player, but I love this profession. The development is on the tactical level because the players are providing better levels. My interest is focused on my players.”
He refused to specify the date of Eden Hazard’s recovery from the injury: “Hazard’s date cannot be determined, as he has just started touching the ball. He will come back gradually next week. We expect he will improve and recover.”
Real Madrid has the opportunity to jump to the top of La Liga, in which it is ranked second with 43 points.
Valladolid is 15th with 22 points.
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