Real Madrid captain will be sidelined for the next three Real Madrid games with a hamstring injury in Spain’s midweek match against Germany, but Zidane did not blame the international break for Ramos’ knock.
Zidane didn’t blame the international break for Ramos’ injury
Sergio Ramos and Los Blancos have yet to reach a deal on a contract add-on, and Zinedine Zidane has revealed his desire for a new contract to be formalized soon for the benefit of everyone at the club. The Los Blancos captain will be sidelined for the next three Real Madrid games with a hamstring injury in Spain’s midweek match against Germany, but Zidane did not blame the international break for Ramos’ knock. “We always want him with us, for what he is and what he conveys,” Zidane said at his press conference. “We have to work with the others who are here. And I hope Sergio’s contract situation will be resolved quickly for the benefit of everyone. He is our leader, and he shows it. The team has nothing to do with it; he has to continue as long as he wants.”
Recovery of the players is important
The busy schedule has sparked controversy across all European leagues, with many coaches expressing frustration over the number of games their players are called to play. Zidane also gave his decision on this issue. “I think that all coaches need to feel that they are being heard,” Zidane added. “We had a meeting between the coaches to try to change something, and today I say what I feel. I am talking about the health of the players, and also about football in games because to give a good show, the health of the players is important. It’s not just training. Recovery is essential, and there is no time. I wanted to talk about it today, and that’s it.”
Real Madrid will host Villarreal on Saturday at Estadio de la Ceramica and Zidane has given an update on his players’ injuries, mentioning those who are expected to be at his disposal for the match. “Eden Hazard and Eder Militao are in a slightly different situation,” Zidane continued. “They did things at home. Nacho Fernandez and Dani Carvajal have been with us for a long time. We have to use the whole squad because all games are important. We cannot relax even for a minute, because our opponents demand a lot from us. “Injuries are bad news, Raphael Varane will be there, and we want Sergio Ramos to recover quickly.”