Zidane: "The Valencia game is another challenge to continue growing"

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NEWS | 12/14/2019 | Javier Vázquez | PHOTOGRAPHER: Antonio Villalba

"We are not talking about the Classic, we are only interested in the Mestalla meeting," said the coach.

Zinedine Zidane appeared before the media in the press room of the Ciudad Real Madrid and analyzed the meeting that will measure them with Valencia in Mestalla: “It's another challenge. They are playing very well and getting good results. They have just qualified in Champions and what we want is to give our best version because tomorrow's game is what interests us. We want to give our best version, play a good game and try to continue growing as a team. ”

“I don't give anything because we are in the Real Madrid and the rivals study what we do, what we train, what we say and the position I can take here can be analyzed, if I scratch my nose or head. Therefore, I do not feel like teaching anything I am going to do tomorrow with my team so as not to give any clue to the opponent. I don't talk about calls and it's normal for me. The answers are always the same. It is a strategy of mine. I don't know if it's a good time to face Valencia; It is a team that is doing very well and has qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League. We know against which team we play tomorrow and we are prepared for this challenge. ”

Ownership of Casemiro

“The last word is always from the coach. I speak with my players because I am interested in each other's sensation when we are in the field day by day. About Casemiro, we know the importance of all players and I have to make an alignment in each game. You have to think only about this meeting because if I think about Wednesday's game I am wrong. The match he plays is always the most important. ”


“It's going to be difficult not to rotate because we have three good, important games, and they play close to each other. I have, as I always like to say, 25 players and I can count on each one. There are two or three that are out and I would have liked to have them with us. I'm going to have everyone for these three games. ”

Vinicius Jr. and Rodrygo

“Soccer is not old. There are players who play with 16 or 17 years, but for example in France there is one that is 42 and still playing. Soccer is not old. Football likes everyone. ”


"I don't think the role of Bale Be less important. I am making decisions and the other day I made three changes and I was not, but Gareth He is one of ours and I will count on him. I have 25 players and they are all important to me. We can talk about one or the other, if one is more important, but for the coach all are very important, not only for a game, but on a day-to-day basis. I am with them daily and they are all delivered; In the end that is the most important thing for me. Then, the players are available to the coach and I have to choose. ”

Valencia has just qualified for the round of 16 of the Champions League and we have to get our best version.

“We are thinking only about tomorrow's game. The rest is near future, but still the future. What interests me is tomorrow's game. On Sunday, after Valencia, we will think about the Classic"

Fran García for the left back

"If it can be. But I have a staff of 25 experienced players and this has nothing to do with Fran Garcia, who is a very good player of our quarry. It can happen, but it won't happen in this match. ”

Real Sociedad-Barcelona

“Three things can happen. Lose, draw or win. I know it's going to be a good football game, I'm going to see it because I'm interested and the result, we'll see. La Real is having a good season, we are not only Barcelona, Real Madrid and athletic. There are many teams in this League, that's why we like it and it's the best because everything can always happen in every game. I will see him as an amateur more. On whether it conditions today's result for us, I will not answer. I prefer to keep things. ”

The classic

“We don't talk about that, what will happen on Wednesday. We are interested in what will happen tomorrow because it is the next game. For me, as coach of Real Madrid, and all the people who work here, we are interested in tomorrow's match only. Valencia's game is tomorrow and is the most important thing for us. ”

Greater rest for Barcelona

"It's the League the one that sets the schedules of the matches and we respect it. We cannot do anything in these things, the calendar is not me. We respect him and we will have to play the game on Wednesday after playing tomorrow. We can't change that. ”


“He is a PSG player and what happens there I will not comment here. It would be disrespectful. For the rest, people know that I know Kylian very well, but I have to respect things. ”

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