NEWS | 17/10/2016 | Javier García"We must do our utmost to avoid any surprises", added the coach.
Zidane spoke to the media about the match against Legia Warszawa on Tuesday (8:45pm CEST). The technician explained the keys to victory: "Both teams are playing in the same competition, so we are at the same level. The match will be 50-50. We must start well and make it difficult for them from the off. Although a lot of people say that there are differences between the teams, we're playing the same competition and if there is a difference we must show that out on the field".
"A player always needs confidence. There are difficult moments when you draw, but it is something that can happen. The only thing the players can do is work harder. If we work hard, concentrate and play with intensity we can change matches with the quality we have. Now we have another game, another competition, and we're not going to say that we will score a lot of goals. That does not happen. We have to prepare well and see what happens tomorrow".
The match against Betis
"Yes, I am satisfied with the work. When the job is well done we can achieve good things. After the game against Betis, the coach can only be happy. We did well from beginning to the end. Now we have another game and another challenge, in the sense that we have to play another game and it will not be another 6-1".
"He's fine, he's already better. It is his first training session with the team and he is fine. No discomfort, physically he has recovered and has stayed back taking free kicks at the end. He's okay".
"He's an important player. You will concentrate on one player, but he is always working well. He knows where he is and the difficulties, but he works hard and I'm happy with his performance and his goals. He is important and I like him".
"He needs a run in the side to feel better. The most important thing is that he doesn't get the pains that he had again. It is important that he gets a run of games. We must be careful that he's not playing every game. All players want to play. He looks good to me and should continue doing the same thing".
"The goals are the result of the work you do during the game. The important thing is that we now have two matches in which we must take points. In the other group match both can drop points. We must give our all, work hard and start strong so there are no surprises".
"I try to explain to the players the situation. I do not speak every day with Marco. He trains well and is available to the team. He works for himself and for the team. He will play minutes and the important thing is that he is ready for that".
"He did not say anything about how he was going to take it. I saw it and it was good. He scored the goal. If you try that and don't score you can have problems. But when you score, there's no problem".
"The three draws in the league are part of football. To achieve something important this season we know that the road is very long. You have to be very focused in every match. You have to think that no game is easy. We're 22 games unbeaten, it's nice, but the most important thing is to keep adding to that".
"He very good, working hard and he's going to have minutes. He knows where he is. He is focussed and will have minutes here. When he goes on he does what’s asked of him and he competes, that’s the most important thing. We are a team and we will approach everything together. There are players who will play less, that will always happen".
"We will play the game normally. Security is necessary as in all matches at the Bernabéu".
Remarks by the President of France
"Yes, they're annoying. Whenever someone speaks about a player it's annoying, it's normal. In your work they can criticise you but not say strange things. It is normal that it bothers people. Everyone can have an opinion, but I do not share the words of others and that's that. It will now be difficult to talk about because we both have a lot of work. We have a game tomorrow and Karim too. We are concentrating on that".