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Zidane: “It's great to win and score four goals”

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NEWS | 31/10/2020 | Javier Vázquez | PHOTOGRAPHER: Antonio Villalba

“The game changed after Hazard's goal”, the coach said.
After the win against Huesca at the Alfredo Di Stéfano stadium, Zinedine Zidane spoke to the press and said: “The most important thing is the win. It was like a final. Before the game we spoke about the importance of winning and we have picked up three important points. Our performance wasn't perfect, but we scored four goals. Things are always said when we don't score, when we don't play well. There's a bit of everything.  It's a bit of a strange situation, so we need a good atmosphere in the squad, because all the talk doesn't help”.
 
“We had chances in the first half. We needed to first goal to open up the game and it came from a deep central-position from Eden, who's a player that has the ability to turn rapidly. It's really positive to score four goals and, apart from the opposition's goal, they didn't cause us too many problems. We know we have to improve defensively while still making sure we score enough goals. Scoring four goals is satisfying”.
 
Hazard
“I'm happy with his performance. The other day he played 20 minutes and today he started and managed a bit more. We know Eden is a talented player. He scored a great goal and we really needed it in the first half because the game changed after the goal. We're happy with his performance and with how we played today. He's ok, he's not injured at all. I can tell you that he's pleased with his goal and so are his teammates. It's three points, four goals and we have to be happy with that”.

Valverde is a very versatile player and he's been showing that lately.

"Huesca looked to get in behind our defence, to get the ball out wide and get crosses in, they look to get the wide players involved and I think we limited their strengths well. We didn't have the best game, but after the last two weeks, where we've had to work very hard, we've got to be happy. We know that we can do better and that's what we'll try to do in the next few days".
 
Valverde
"We're not surprised. Fede is showing great consistency on the field and he deserves it. He's a very versatile player and he's been showing that lately. I'm happy that he got a goal because it's not something he usually does. A player can improve in many things and this aspect is important".
 
The changes and Inter Milan
"We changed because we had to change, but not thinking about Tuesday. We picked up three points, we're happy with that and now we have to rest up and we'll see how we're going to prepare for Tuesday. But for we'll enjoy the three points, at least today".
 
Vini Jr. and Hazard together
"A lot of things can be seen out on the pitch, combinations between players, the only thing is that Eden plays on the left and Vini Jr does too. We'll see what we can do".

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