Getafe - Real Madrid

Zidane: “We're going to sleep just one point behind the leaders and that's important”

NEWS | 16/04/2016 | Javier García (Getafe) | PHOTOGRAPHER: Víctor Carretero

"We all had a fantastic game, we took it seriously and respected our opponents", he added.
Zinedine Zidane discussed his team's victory over Getafe in the press room at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez: “We're doing our work and the players know that La Liga is important. Tonight we're going to sleep just one point behind the leaders. The most important thing is the work we're doing and not to look beyond that. We are only ever looking to the next match. Yesterday I said I was concerned, and the players went out on the pitch and did what they had to do, and they did it very well”.

“We're getting closer to La Liga all the time and I'm happy with how everyone is working. We know that if we're going to achieve something, we have to believe we can do it. From the start today, we showed that we wanted to play a good match, and everyone played their part. We all had a fantastic game, we took it seriously and respected our opponents. Now we have to move forward. We've won nothing, just one game”.

Barcelona and Atlético
“We're one point behind and they still have to play. We'll watch their games, but the important thing is what we've done. For now, we are behind our rivals. We must keep going. We've got another very difficult match on Wednesday against Villarreal. Today is three very important points and we're in good spirits”.

The fitness of the squad
“I would like to have worked a bit more. We had three weeks, we did everything well and we're seeing the results of our work. We've achieved nothing yet, we're committed and focussed. Physically we're ready to play every three days”.

Settling for a Champions League win but no La Liga?
"No, I won't settle today. We'll keep going until the end. I like a challenge. We can't do that, it doesn't work like that. We have to play every three days”.

Benzema is always concentrated on what he's doing and I like that.

“Once he's come to terms with not going to the Euros with France, he knows that his day-to-day life is with Real Madrid. He's professional and everything he does for others on the field is important for the team. He's always concentrated on what he's doing and I like that”.

Cristiano has played every minute in La Liga
“We've given Karim and Gareth a rest. We'll see if Cristiano gets a break further on. He's playing and scoring. It's a nice gift for him today, Jesé could have scored. We're all in the same boat and we do things together. Cristiano is always happier when he's scored a goal”.

James and Isco
“I'm really pleased. It wasn't easy because they didn't play against Wolfsburg. The important thing is that when they play, they play brilliantly. I'm happy with their work, with their goals and with all the players in general”.

Praise for Keylor Navas
“What he's doing is the same as Cristiano and the rest. He's a good goalkeeper, he's happy and he's showing that he's one of the best. He's very committed to what he's doing”.

“I have to make changes. Mateo didn't play today, but he's an important player for the team and he'll get minutes just like everyone before the end of the season. It wasn't possible today, but we'll see in the next game”.