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Zidane: “It was a near perfect performance”

NEWS | 08/08/2017 | Alberto Navarro (Skopje) | PHOTOGRAPHER: Ángel Martínez/Antonio Villalba

"We made it count with the ball and stayed calm. The team's overall commitment is crucial as well”.
Zinedine Zidane appeared in the press room at the Philip II National Arena to discuss Real Madrid's fourth European Super Cup title: “We know we've got a lot of talent and that with hard work we can achieve great things. We're very hungry, we always want more. It was a near perfect performance. The first half was fantastic and then we struggled a bit at the end of the second. If we'd have got the third goal, that would have been it. We showed great character and hunger”.

“There were great celebrations in the dressing room, that's normal, we never get tired of winning. We controlled things where they are very strong, such as second balls, the high balls. We pressed high and didn't allow them to play. We made it count with the ball and stayed calm. The team's overall commitment is crucial as well”.

OUR FIRST-HALF PERFORMANCE WAS FANTASTIC.

"We know that every game will be more difficult and we’ll come up against very good opposition throughout the season. The first comes on Sunday. We want to give it our all and we’ve got the ambition to do better and better. Today was no comparison with the pre-season games. We were on it from the first minute to the last".

Final minutes
"You can’t play at the same level for an hour and a half, that’s the beauty of football. We had some difficult moments, but we controlled the game. We were up against a team that knows how to play and can cause you problems. We want to continue our good run and try to make the most of it. It’s a very long season and this year will be more complicated but we want to continue on this good streak".

Macedonia
"We had a very good reception and there were a lot of Real Madrid fans in the stadium. We want to thank all those supporters who love Real Madrid".

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