The coach of the Real Madrid, Zinédine Zidane, assured that his team has been undervalued, which was in charge of demonstrating that he never gives things up for lost. The team will try to do it again this Tuesday at the start of the Champions League quarter-finals against Liverpool.
“I think the team has been undervalued. We deserve trust, I trust my team a lot. This team turns everything that can be said around. We never give things up for lost, because we are alive in both competitions. We are going to continue working hard, we had difficult moments, but we are going to continue fighting ”, he declared at a press conference.
Now, they will have 180 minutes or more ahead of them, although they only think about the crash on Tuesday. “We are not looking beyond tomorrow’s game,” he said. “It is an important game, like the last one at home against Eibar. We only think about this game ”, he acknowledged.
They also do not have in mind the final of 2018, when the madridistas beat the reds. “We don’t think about the past. For them it is a different game and for us too ”, he indicated. “It is a complete team, a very strong and solid team. It is very good, beyond the three above. The three forwards are players with important effectiveness and we will have to be attentive to everything, “he continued.
Zidane also does not believe that absences in defense of the English team will be decisive for Real Madrid. “I don’t know if it’s a weakness there are other players who can make up for the casualties. We also have many casualties, but our strength is in the team. Someone will always be missing ”, he pointed out.
He then pointed out that Jürgen Klopp is a great coach who has achieved great things and has a very particular way of training.
In another vein, the white coach spoke of the state of the Belgian Eden Hazard. “We have talked about it many times, the important thing is that Eden is calm, well, fully recovered. I don’t think he had a hasty return, it was the player’s feeling. Now we are going to do things little by little and we will see when he will be with us again, “he said.
“I need all my players, I like to keep them healthy. When you’re injured, I don’t like it at all. I hope to get Eden back as soon as possible. I hope to have you all before the end of the season, “he added.
And he noted: “All the players have earned the right to be here, they are the best. Everyone understands Karim very well, and Karim the others. The consequence is what is happening in the field, there is a lot of chemistry between them ”, he analyzed.
In the face of racism, zero tolerance
Finally, Zidane expressed his opinion of the controversy over the alleged racist insult of Juan Cala to Mouctar Diakhaby during the Cádiz-Valencia on Sunday (2-1). “On the issue of racism, zero tolerance. I don’t know exactly what is going on, but I can say how I feel. Above all, there is respect for the person. In the face of racism, zero tolerance ”, he expressed.
“These are serious things, but I don’t know what happened, because I was not in the field. You have to have zero tolerance, but not just for words, but at all levels. What makes us better is the mix ”, he concluded.
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