Leganés - Real Madrid

Zidane: “Benzema is a fantastic player and he's scoring lots of goals”

NEWS | 15/04/2019

"We didn't have a good first half, but improved after the break. We all have to give a bit more", he added.
Zinedine Zidane took to the media room at Butarque to reflect on his side's meeting with Leganés, with the Whites' boss commenting that: "I as the coach and they as the players have to try. We have to try and perform better because it's our duty. We didn't have a good first half, but improved after the break. We all have to give a bit more".
"Benzema is having a very good season, particularly as far as goals are concerned. He's focusing on his goalscoring. He's a fantastic player and this season he's scoring far more goals. I'm delighted for him. He's used to rumours, but that won't change anything for him. He's shown his character and he's doing a good job for the team".

Lucas Vázquez substitution
"The changes we make are all made with the idea of winning the game, but it was tough for him to play on the left and for just 15 minutes. It's tough to come on in a game like that".

Benzema has shown his character and is doing a good job for the team.

"Bale is an important player in this squad. I wanted to make changes today and that's it. Its difficult to get in to a game when you only play 10 or 15 minutes, but substitutions are made to change the game and we were unable to do that".

"He looks good to me. He plays better in the middle and not in the position he played today. We played with a 4-3-3 and he tried to unbalance them from the left".

Fire at Notre Dame
"When something like that happens, it's complicated. Today it was Paris' turn. I wouldn’t wish these things on anyone. I just hope there are no victims".