Leganés - Real Madrid

Zidane: "We're going well and we have to make the most of it now"

NEWS | 21/02/2018

“We're playing with confidence, we've got more belief and we're all giving that bit extra”, added the coach.
Zinedine Zidane discussed Real Madrid's win in the press room at Butarque: “The key thing for us is to pick up more points and another victory, the fourth in a row. We're happy to move into third in the table. It's a significant result and a big match day, because only we put points on the board. We've now scored 26 goals in this run of games”.

“We've had a tough spell and now things are coming off for us because we're doing a good job. We're playing with confidence, we've got more belief and we're all giving that bit extra. The result of all that is that we're winning games again, we're not worried if the opposition score. Last year we scored a lot of goals late on in games. We've got to accept what football is about and try and come from behind”.

Winning streak
“We're always looking forward and that's crucial to continue our winning run. We're back in third place and we intend to keep going until the end. We must keep this run going. Now it's time to rest up because we've not got much recovery time”.

I'd be worried if there was no reaction but we responded well and got the win.

Lucas and Asensio have always been important and I’m over the moon for Lucas because he deserves it. He scored and fought hard despite the injuries he had beforehand. Asensio did well too and Kovacic was phenomenal. We have had tough times and we have to enjoy this moment. What matters is they do well and show their flair when they take to the pitch. I have to come up with a starting eleven and that can be tough at times. It is great for me to see those players who have played less, coming on and playing well".

“I’m pleased with him, he needs to take it slow to get back to his best. We are in a good dynamic and I’m happy. I rely on all these players”.

Conceding from a free kick
“I’m not worried. That’s football. I’d rather concede and then score three or four. Conceding early on comes from a lack of concentration but I’m not fretting. I would be worried if we didn’t react but tonight we did and we got the win”.