NEWS | 16/03/2019“Zidane got his ideas across and we saw that out on the pitch”, explained Odriozola.
"Every coach has his way of doing things. Zidane has chosen the line-up he thought was best for today. We all went out there, tried hard and played our game. A player reaches his best levels on a game-by-game basis and that's how we win matches. We've only had three training sessions with him and there's been a great feeling around the place. He gave us a talk to explain how we were going to play".
“You always have to try and be in the best possible position, with your feet on the ground so you can react and have the balance to push off and not lose sight of the ball".
“It's something which started out from the front with Benzema, Asensio, Isco, who all ran back hard. Every player knew that if we wanted to keep a clean sheet, they'd have to put in their best efforts”.
Real Madrid contract
“I've got two years left on my contract. Nobody can predict the future but while I'm here I'm going to give everything I have for this badge I wear on my chest. I just have to focus on training every day, be responsible and play when I'm called upon. I have no idea whether I'll be in the starting line-up. I'm ready to play and if he gives me more opportunities I'll enjoy them”.
Odriozola: “Zidane was my idol when I was a kid”
“New coach and a new page. Zidane is part of the history of football and of madridismo. He was my idol when I was a kid. You can always notice the coach's guidance. He got his ideas across and we saw that out on the pitch. We're starting a new cycle and we head away very happy with today's performance. Everyone looks very focused. A coach has come in who has brought increased desire and when that happens you're keen to impress him”.
"What this club has taught me is that every game is a final. Every one of us has to give one hundred percent. That is the only secret to success. We have a great squad, one of the best in the world because the quality is there".
Isco and Bale
"Isco has not been playing, he's had a great game today and we have to congratulate him. We're happy for Bale too because he's a great player and he gives us a lot".
Ceballos: "The goal is to win the 10 remaining games"
"The truth is that the three points were important to get that good feeling back. The change of coach has worked. The team is feeling good and we got the three points, which is the most important thing. We're very clear that the target is to take three points in the 10 remaining games. Isco and Bale are important, like every player in the squad".
"You have to respect every decision he makes and everyone has to be switched on until the end of the league campaign. Since the first minute he has filed me with confidence, being the first change in the game at a key moment. He told me to play and enjoy".
Valverde: "We must maintain this dynamic"
"We're really happy. As the coach said, we moved the ball from one side to the other as quickly as possible, looking for Isco, who was the most advanced player. It is very important to win back the ball quickly because the opposition are bearing down on you and it's hard to evade the press".
"I really admire him. He has given everything as a player and as a coach and now we must learn from him and our teammates. We've had some very good training sessions this week, a great dynamic, and that has to be maintained until the end of the season".