1-4: Victory at Mendizorroza to kick off the second half of the season
Casemiro, Benzema (2) and Hazard scored the goals for Real Madrid, who beat Alavés to record their twelfth win in LaLiga.
"Zidane was delighted with the attitude and the way the team played," said the assistant coach.
"There's a long way to go in the LaLiga season and we're going to keep this up", declared the frontman, who was at the double in Vitoria.
"That's the spirit we have to show in our LaLiga games" commented the scorer of the opening goal of the game.
He was goalkeeper for both teams and won five European Cups as a Madrid player.
Following the first year of redevelopment work, the transformation of the madridistas' stadium is now apparent.
The Whites beat MoraBanc Andorra to rubberstamp their lead at the top of the standings. Tavares was the standout player in his 250th game as a madridista (32 PIR).
"We played together and got a very important win," said Tavares.
"It means a lot to me to reach this milestone and I hope to continue for much longer," explained the forward after equalling Bullock's 364 games.
A goal for the hosts early in the second half denied the Whites a point in their first official match of 2021.
Real Madrid are celebrating the anniversaries of the club's 13 European Cup triumphs during the period between 11 May and 13 June.
Closure of north and south trusses between the Castellana and Padre Damián, a key element within the new roof structure.
It's set to become a 21st century benchmark and the greatest stadium in the world.