The French coach has appeared at his usual press conference prior to all Real Madrid matches to review the team’s news before the league match against Real Betis. Benito Villamarin is precisely the stadium where the whites conceded their last defeat in LaLiga, in a match that was played just before the start of confinement, and both Zinedine Zidane and the players want to avoid a repeat of that result this weekend.
‘Zidane’ began by talking about tomorrow’s game and his rival: “We know who we’re playing against, it’s a good team in this league and how they started, but nothing changes for us. We want to play a good game and improve the other day. in San Sebastian “. And he spoke again about Betis at the end to recognize that the arrival of Pellegrini will bring experience to a team with quality footballers “it can do a better season” than last year.
After talking about the game, the first proper names appeared with the possibility of returning to the convocation of Hazard, Asensio, and Lucas Vazquez: “They could enter the list, but they are players who did little training. Everyone can enter, the important thing is that they are physically fine, but we’ll see tomorrow. We play on Wednesday and next weekend so we’ll see how we do it. ”
Regarding the Belgian, he admitted that he agreed with the words of Roberto Martinez in which he pointed out the good state of his injury, but his lack of filming having had few training sessions with the team, you have to go slowly. It is a matter of a short time and you will be with the team, but what we want is to be one hundred percent “.
Zidane avoided talking about Gareth Bale and, as he did last week, wished him the best in his new stage, but he did talk about Casemiro and the rotations: “It’s my business. The other day it was Casemiro and tomorrow when you see the team you will say; this player has not played, that will always happen. We have many games, some will play more than others, but this is the life of a team and that will not change. I understand the question, but I will not say what Give one, I care about all of them and I feel that each one gives me something. Choosing is my role and I will do it in each game. ”
The one who did play last week was Martin Odegaard, whom Zidane praised: “He is a different player who can contribute and play higher, but he can play another too and he can play another role. He knows that there are many positions where he can play. He has a long journey, a very good physique and the idea is to have him like everyone else. The important thing is to be prepared that all the games come quickly, we are not going to stop. ”
The merengue coach closed the chapter on individualities by acknowledging that Benzema and Jovic did not coincide much on the field last year, but that they could do it this season: “They can play together. We are going to have many games, many possibilities to play differently Each game is a story, a different rival, all of them different and to play differently. I have never said that they cannot play together, it can happen. ”
As happened in his previous press conference, Zidane reiterated on several occasions that there is still a market ahead, so he did not completely close the door to the arrival of another striker: “Until October 4, anything can happen. You are interested in who can come, but I am happy with my squad, they are the best and I trust them. We will work to be physically well and if we are prepared we can compete to meet the objective, which is to win. ”
As a result of this, the Zidane assured that he neither wants nor has asked for reinforcements, but stressed that until October 4 everything can happen, a date that he looks forward to: “All the coaches what we want is for that day to arrive and stop Talk about it”. He also took the opportunity to deny the information about the recommendation of the directive not to sign: “These things are internal and if I have to speak something with my president and the people of the club I will not tell. You have your information, but I do not I can divulge what we have in here. ”
Finally, on the issue of signings, Zidane threw balls out regarding his responsibility for the recent departures of Bale, James Rodriguez, Reguilon, and Achraf. “I don’t think it’s my fault. All the players have triumphed either here or out. There are 25 players, some play less and you will say that the fault lies with the coach, and it is like this forever. I think the four played a good role here and abroad as well. ”
Finally, he was respectful about the situation in Barcelona and affirmed that the Blaugranas will be “there to fight for everything”, and closed by talking about the efficiency in front of the door. “I think that last year we won two trophies, especially the League, with periods in which we score more goals and others in which we have been less effective, but we have to work. It is my obligation to take advantage of the squad because we players have them. We seek to have balance by scoring goals. ”