Zidane: “Areola already knows that he has made a small mistake but he has spoken with the defense, the pressure has increased; he has done very well,” said Zidane, who praised Valverde: “We did not find out now, it is very good and he played a great game.”
Zinedine Zidane appeared before the media, first in the flash interview and then before the rest of the press, after the victory against Granada at the Bernabéu. The French coach highlighted the role of Valverde. The Uruguayan returned to eleven, played behind the wheel, assisted in Hazard’s second goal and was instrumental in Modric’s third goal.
There is no way to end a game quietly: “That will always happen. With us it will always happen. He said before we played the first against the second, the second has to get you in trouble. The first part we control, but they they’re a good team, they’ve shown it, they’re in the game and we have a little bit of trouble, but we’re fine, we’ll finally control and put the fourth in. We control from minute 1 to the end of the game. . It’s a deserved victory. “
The team insisted: “That’s good for us. In the end it’s about always improving and sometimes we want to keep the goal to zero but there is a rival that puts you in trouble and you have to accept it. We don’t lower our arms, we continue and we know that in any time we can put the fourth. In the first part we could score three or four goals. “
Leadership before the break: “Very important. We are happy with this victory, to be able to be up. We must continue this way because this is very long. Now it’s time to rest for some, but many will not do it. It’s like that. On the way back we have many games again. Mallorca, Galatasaray, Barcelona … Now, enjoy what the players have done. “
Hazard premiered and parted with Valverde, who seemed invisible and look at what he has done: “Why invisible? No, not at all, the opposite, that’s why he plays. It’s very good, it’s very good. We don’t find out now. He wants to show that he is very good, Valverde has made a great match, he has given the second goal, in the third he has recovered it for Modric’s goal, I am happy for him because he has a phenomenal hit and does not dare much.
Carvajal, left side: “He has done well because a changed leg can sometimes be interesting, to make diagonals …”.
Are you worried about injuries? “I have to tell you that I am not worried. We recover, we lose … I would like to have all the players ready and healthy, but they never stop. For example, we will stay here but many players will leave with the selection. It is what there is “.
Then he appeared at a press conference.
Valverde game: “We are happy for him, he deserves it because he is a player who has always shown that he is very good. He is growing and I am glad because the second goal is his. He always advances, he always wants the ball. The third, the same thing. Anyway, the game is a team work and the first part has been phenomenal in every way. We left our field very well with the ball. “
Relaxation : “You don’t have to buy with the day before. Yesterday I said it: we played against the second one. The second one also has to get you into trouble. It’s a mistake of ours, but this is football. You have to accept it, they get into the game and they put us in the second, but in reality we control the game and in the end we got the fourth. I keep everything. We know that it will never be easy. It is the merit of the rival, not our fault, with the changes they have made. “
Hazard’s first goal : “We need Eden like that, playing well but also scoring. He was happy at the end of the game in the locker room. We are happy for him, for his goal. I hope he is the first of many.”
Positivism : “We only need to convey the positive, those who are outside transmit what they want. We know that we have to run and suffer, more and more. Today there are no small teams. I will always be positive, the players too. We must improve , and that is what we are going to do. We are better than a month ago and we are going to improve, surely also, because each player enters and contributes something to the team. “
The Madrid that pretends : “I want more. We are perfectionists and we want, we can and we must do more. We are very happy with what they are doing. Nowadays there is no easy game, you have to always play from 1 ‘to 90’. Today is coming Granada, second, and there comes a time when they also have something and they show it. Today we can all be happy and happy. We are up and we want to continue. It will be very long. The pity is that there are many players who leave now again. They’re not going to rest. To say something negative … “
The FIFA break: “Today we lost Kroos and Bale. There are some headdresses that are going to travel to play. It’s what we have, we can’t do anything. I hope to have Kroos here so that he can get well here and not leave with the selection. Then we will see the others. We do not control this, we have to manage it and we will do it. “
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The importance of Valverde: “He is a slightly modern player in the sense that he always advances and has an impressive course, not only in attack, but also in defense. This is important today and he is doing well, like many of the team, they’re playing pretty well. I’m glad for him. “
If I expected or signed at the beginning of the season to be a leader in the League and a finalist in the Champions League: “No. Being a colist was not planned, but it is the reality. We know that on the way back we will play a game against Galatasaray, but first we have a match of the League in Mallorca. But let’s enjoy today, if you let me. “
Modric’s goal: “I’m glad because he has this good punch, three or four years ago in Granada he scored the same goal. He has it. He doesn’t always dare, but with the hit he has to do it.”
Areola made a mistake in the first goal : “I have nothing to talk to him. He already knows that he has made a small mistake. And for me, if we see the whole game, he has done very well. Not only the fact of stopping shots, but he has spoken with the defense, has raised the pressure and does it naturally. I am happy for him, everything works well with him. What is needed is to follow all along the way and contribute all. “
Hazard : “I wanted to make a match like this. It’s normal that we all want to do well. He has been able to make decisive passes and score.”