Rueda de prensa de Zidane

Zidane: "We face a demanding game and want to continue to grow as a team"

NEWS | 13/02/2021

"There are 48 points to play for and we're going to give our all until the end of the season", commented the coach.
Zinedine Zidane took to the media room at Real Madrid City following the final training session before Valencia's visit on Matchday 23 of the LaLiga campaign (Sunday, 4:15pm CET) and he previewed the game in the following terms: "We want to keep doing what we're doing. The vibes are really good and tomorrow's is a game in which we have to prove our worth and continue to grow as a team. The players are really committed to the cause. We've had a good week and have to keep working hard because we face a really demanding game".

"There are 48 points left to play for and we're going to fight and play good football to try and win the games. We can only control what we do out on the pitch and we're going to give our all until the end of the season. 

"Yes, I'm concerned about the injuries, it's not down to bad luck. We really don't like not having the players available. What we want is to try and get them back. We've got Dani Carvajal and Lucas Vázquez back for tomorrow and I hope that we're gradually able to welcome them all back. I always want to have my players available to train with me because that's really important for a coach".

Youth teamers
"The academy set-up is really good at Real Madrid. It's true that before playing for the first team, many players have to go out and get games. That's the route that many of them have taken. It's a big challenge for them to say that one day they could play for the first team. It's good for them and they've got the quality to do it".

The academy set-up is really good at Real Madrid.

"Hazard is in much better spirits and is happy to be back out there. When you're back on the training pitch it means you're close to being back amongst the team. I think that he's in good spirits and he wants to be back with the team as soon as possible. I hope that he's able to do something with the team next week".

"As a coach, I wish him all the best because he's a Real Madrid player. I don't know what's going on there and I can't comment on it. The only thing I hope is that it's going well and that he gets on well, the same applies to all Real Madrid players".

"We can't change the things that people on the outside say. We know the story when you play for Real Madrid. The players are aware of it and the pressure is just part of the job. We just have to get on with our jobs. We've got a game tomorrow and that's the most important thing. We have to be focused. The players are really committed to what we're doing, we know there's a long way to go between now and the end of the season and that we're capable of doing something special. We're going to focus all of our strength and energy into those two competitions up until the end of the season".

"I'm the Real Madrid coach and I'm going to make the most of each moment and every day I have here. There's no talk of the future and we won't be talking about it. It's all about the present and what we're doing now and the future will take care of itself. You never know. I'm focused on the day to day. Being a Madrid fan and having been here for nearly 20 years, the club has given me the opportunity to coach this great team and I make the most of it every day. It's something I enjoy and that I'm passionate about. Nobody knows what the future holds".