Real Madrid - Valencia

Zidane: "We are going to give everything right up until the end"

NEWS | 08/05/2016 | Javier García

“In football you never know what can happen and we have to keep going until the very last minute”, added the coach.
Zidane evaluated the win against Valencia in the press room at the Santiago Bernabéu, a win which allows Real Madrid to fight for La Liga until the end: “I'm always positive. Now we are second and we have one game left to play, anything can happen. In football you never know what is going to happen. We have to give everything and keep going until the end and we will see what happens. We have a match which will not be easy. I never saw an end to the season as tight as this when I was a player. We will see what happens right up until the end, until the very last minute”.

“I am happy with the result and with the game. We joined together and won. I'm also happy with the game because the first half was great. There was however a bit of confusion in the second half, which can happen from time to time. It is part of the game. At the end we had a few difficulties against an opponent who played their game. However, we were able to get the three points, which was the most important thing”.

The final match day
“What we had to do was keep doing things our way, to keep together if we want to achieve something. Independent of the game in Granada, We will try to give our very best to win our game. We have achieved the aim that we had, which was the get into second place. We have one game left to try and get to first”.

Granada's options
“Granada have to play their game. Granada are safe, it is a game that must be played and they will have to give their all. The most important thing is what we do. We have won our last eleven games and we want to overcome and show that we want to win these two titles”.

Rotation at Riazor
“There will definitely be rotation, but only with the focus on that game. We have fifteen days afterwards to prepare for the final. There is time to think about Milan. We are all going to La Coruña because anything can happen until the end and until the final minute”.

I never saw an end to La Liga as tight as this when I was a player.

“Benzema played today but he’s not been at 100% for a while. We’ve seen that it wasn’t easy for him physically. He coped with it well and without any problems. We’ve got two games left. He’s getting better every day and he’s not feeling any discomfort from his last injury”.

“I didn’t see the build up to Karim’s goal, I’ll have to watch it. I’ve never got involved with talking about referees. I think we deserved to win the game, even if we struggled a bit in the second half. The referee does his best for everyone”.

Casilla and Lucas Vázquez
"Casilla is our goalkeeper and he had quite a lot to do. He was decisive and he’s shown that he’s ready to step in for Keylor and that’s great for the team. We’ll check on Lucas tomorrow, he took a knock to the knee and so we’ll see how it looks tomorrow”.

Cristiano fighting for the Pichichi
"Knowing him, he’ll keep fighting until the end. Not for the Pichichi, but because he wants to score in every game, to score more and more. As always, it’s the team who feel the benefits of this”.