Real Madrid overcame Osasuna in the last minutes with a clean double at the Alfredo Di Stefano stadium, in the 34th round of the Spanish League.
Zidane said after the match: “It was a very exhausting victory, but it was achieved with patience. It is a fair result. I am happy with the players because they tried to the end.”
He added, “With the goal delayed, we should not lose our minds, because we created opportunities in the first half, and their goalkeeper made two or three distinct saves. We did not have to get nervous or angry. I told the players that the goal will come, and that will only be achieved with calm,” he added. What’s happened”.
He continued: “I am happy for Militau, when he was not participating, he was calm. He worked hard and waited for his opportunity. He is doing a special job, and today he had the opportunity to score two or 3 more goals.”
He explained, “I do not know the condition of Varane, I hope he is not injured, for him it is simple, we have to wait.”
He continued, “I am happy with what Hazard has to offer. He played today for the first time as a starting point and will gradually return. Let him rest now and we will think later about Wednesday’s match.”
He stressed: “Whenever we need Blanco to be on time, he did it against Cadiz and today as well. He is one of our players, from Castilla, we have to improve his management, and the same applies to Gutierrez and Arribas as well. I hope they stay for a long time with us, they contribute a lot with their positive energy and on us. Exploit it. ”
He continued: “We are fine physically and mentally. We fought from the first minute until the end. And Wednesday’s match will be the same.”
He pointed out: “I do not know how Ramos’ condition will be. I hope that he will join the Chelsea match. The most important thing is that he is fully prepared.”
He revealed: “We relaxed Kroos and Modric, and this is good. It was a choice before us and we implemented it. Blanco played and appeared in a special way. What we do in every match is not easy, and today we kept our nets clean again.”
“We will fight to the end and give everything until we win, we can do that.”
He concluded: “Contrary to what I said a few weeks ago, our physical condition today is distinctive and also moral. We realize that we play every 3 days, all the details are important to us. Now we have to enjoy the victory we achieved and recover well.”
Real Madrid waited until the last 15 minutes to score by the Brazilian duo: Eder Militao and Casemiro.
Real Madrid raised its score to 74 points in second place, and returned the difference to two points with leaders Atletico Madrid.
Real Madrid has also temporarily moved away from Barcelona, the third, who has 71 points, and who faces Valencia tomorrow.
Seville is fourth with 70 points and will host Athletic Bilbao on Monday evening.
Real Madrid will play Chelsea next Wednesday night in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final after a 1-1 draw at home..
Real Madrid completed 19 consecutive matches without defeat in all competitions, with 13 wins and 6 draws..
Real Madrid also continued their good record against Osasuna, as they did not lose against them for the 14th consecutive match.
Real Madrid avoided a repeat of the first leg, which ended in a 0-0 draw, under heavy snowfall.
Osasuna played at the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium in the Spanish League for the first time in its history, and it is the 73rd stadium that appears in the competition..