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Zidane: “Now we're starting the official season and that is important”

NEWS | 03/08/2017 | Javier García (Chicago) | PHOTOGRAPHER: Helios de la Rubia/Antonio Villalba

"I would have liked some better results but I'm happy with the tour and the work we put in", explained the madridista coach.
Zinedine Zidane spoke about the game in Chicago and the Whites' preseason tour: “We saw a good game, the fans enjoyed it and that in the most important thing. We're happy to be here, I would have liked some better results but I'm happy with the tour and the work we've put in. We have had two or three seasons to work hard, with a good team of international players. I hope that the MLS continues the grow, they have a great level with great players”.

“The tour has not been great in general. We did some good things but the feeling is bad because we played four games and struggled. We can't settle for that but we'll be back. We had four games to prepare our first official game and that's that. We have work to do”.

Rotations
“I wanted to give everyone some time. Marcelo, Gareth and Karim had played many minutes before. We have an important game coming up and that is what matters, not today”.

Moment of play
"There was a bit of everything. We started badly an that went on for four games. What we want to do is go home and rest before the 8th and prepare for the game. There is not anything in particular, it is a general issue".

What we want to do is go home and rest before the 8th and prepare for the game.

“Cristiano Ronaldo needed a rest. That was vital after such a long season. On the 5th we'll be back and we'll prepare things with him and the others".

Mayoral
“I'm happy for Borja, he had some minutes and played well. This is his home and he knows how the club works. He is with us and until the 31st anything can happen. He is happy here and we're happy with him”.

Bale and Benzema, without goals
“We can't change it and it's no big deal. It is a coincidence and it does not matter. It is important for forwards to score. We had chances and didn't take them, but never mind. Now we're starting the official season and that is important”.

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