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Zidane: “To prepare for the Champions League we have to do well in Las Palmas”

NEWS | 30/03/2018

“We have to look at the league game first, were coming up against a team capable of putting in a big performance”, he said.
Zinedine Zidane spoke to the media in the press room at Real Madrid City taking a look at Saturday's match against Las Palmas: "We have to try to win, as always. We know that Las Palmas are having a difficult season, but they are capable of putting in a big performance, and that says a lot about their team. We have to be prepared and start strong, play with intensity and rhythm, without thinking about their position in the league because in Spain there are no small teams".

"After the international break, we have to think about our job tomorrow. The players played important matches and now we are going to Las Palmas excited about the game, we're not thinking about Tuesday's Champions League match. Of course we have the game in Turin in our heads, but to prepare for it we have to do well tomorrow".

"Isco and Ramos have niggles and that's why they will not travel. We'll see te rest when the squad is announced. Those who travel will have to be prepared because Las Palmas are in trouble and can put in a big performance. The objective is to continue with what we are doing and go little by little, focused on the league".

“I would like to continue at Real Madrid next season”.

"I would like to continue at Real Madrid next season. I like football and what I do, and I would like to continue. But we already know what football is like. My idea is to continue as long as possible. Here everyone depends on results. It's a club with high demands and I know where I am".

"I'm happy with his performance against Argentina. Everyone interprets his words as they like, but they did not bother me. I've talked to him about his problems. I'm not unfair and he's an important player for us. I like him and what he does, he does things well. Every time he plays he runs hard and gives everything he has. It's true that he wants to play more, but so does everyone else. I have 25 players and you have to choose for each match: there are always going to be problems. Isco is at Real Madrid and he's going to stay here in the summer".

"He's ready to play. He played two matches with Wales and tomorrow its our turn. He's ready to play".

Style of coaching 
"I could not say how I am. I am a very passionate person when it comes to my work. I like football, playing well, that my players play nice football, and I am very competitive. That's what they taught me at this club and it's how my players play. I think I pass on the things that I like".