NEWS | 21/01/2020 | Alberto Navarro | PHOTOGRAPHER: Víctor Carretero"Our duty is to be ready because the importance is paramount", said the coach.
"All the players started playing, and I was the first one, with bad pitches or with a lot of difficulties. Mentally and sportingly we are ready for anything and we know where we're going to play. It isnt new for us. We're here to do what we have to do and we must always be ready. We know the situation and the opponent and our duty is to be ready because the importance is top".
New format of the Cup
"My experience was in France and there they play only one game. Now it's the same here in Spain and we accept what's coming to us".
James and Bale
"They both trained normally and are ready to travel and play".
Reinier is a Real Madrid player and he is the future. He hasn't been here with us yet and we have to take it step by step. The idea is that he is a player for the future and when he arrives we'll see what we'll do, but at the beginning he'll be with Castilla. He is a technically very good player, which is his main quality".
"He has an option to leave, but it's not official yet. Let's wait and see. I'm not going take one player away and put another in. We've got a very big squad".
"We'll see. Nothing is clear at the moment".
Reinforcements in the January window
"I don't think so, but it could happen. Until February, anything can happen, both in terms of departures and arrivals".
Zidane as Mbappé's idol
"Now he is an example. We are all an example to those who play football. Some people liked me as a player and I was able to be an example".