NEWS | 29/11/2016 | Javier García"I want to send my support and that of the club to the relatives of those involved in the accident in Colombia, the club Chapecoense and their fans", he said.
Zidane appeared in the press room at the Real Madrid City the day before the match against Cultural Leonesa, in the round of 32 second-leg match in the Copa del Rey. Before answering the questions, the technician expressed his condolences for the victims of the plane crash: "I want to send my support and on behalf of the whole club to the family and friends for the Colombian accident. Also to the club Chapecoense and to all their fans. We are very sorry for what has happened. It is a tragedy and it is somewhat difficult. It shows that we are a little sad".
"In the first-leg against Cultural we did a very good job. Now we have to play the second-leg and we have to do well. Tomorrow, with all the fan who come to support us, we will try to win the game and play well, as always".
"I think highly of the team. The result was favourable for us. They are a very good team that can make things difficult for you. They are first in their league and are playing well. I have seen a lot of their matches and we will respect them and try to win the match".
"We are prepared for tomorrow’s match. It is true that we won 7-1 away and it is a very good result, but we have to respect the opponent and the fans who will come to support us and try to play well. Saturday is another game and we will prepare well".
"Tomorrow he will get some minutes, that’s the idea. It will be his first match and we will see on Saturday what happens. He's back with the group and he's ready to play".
Lack of intensity in some matches
"It's human. It does not worry me. What we can do is improve things, playing better and improving concentration. How can you ask the players for more than they are doing. We have to keep working, but things are not always going to work out. We can improve and get up every day thinking we're going to do a little better".
"I have played football and sometimes I have played very badly, having done all that I have done in my career. We can all have ups and downs. We are not down, we are on a good run and we have to continue this way because we have not won anything".
Odegaard, Enzo and Tejero
"They're going to be with us tomorrow, the three of them. Maybe one more, but I imagine that all three of them will be with us".
The referee for el Clásico
"The referees are going to do their best to make the game flow well and nothing more. That is how I should always think and not be thinking that the referees might help one team or another. On Saturday the fans want to see a good match and the referee doing things right, as it should be. What I’m interested in is preparing well for the game. Everyone is going to do their job and I'm not worried".
Coentrão and James
"Coentrão has a niggle, he has not trained with us and is ruled out, James will be there, just like the others. The idea is that we have got players available who will get minutes. We will rest Cristiano".
"It's an agreement between the clubs and I'm not going to get involved in this matter. We are going to prepare for the game and think about what we have to do. I doesn’t matter what I think. The club makes the decisions and I have a lot of things in my head to be thinking about this".