Zidane had a press conference on Friday night. His team has to play against Valladolid on Saturday night.
Concentration on Saturday’s match
Journalists asked Zidane about the Wednesday game. Keep in mind that Los Blancos has to play against Atalanta in the Champions League. Wednesday’s game is very important for Zidane, but he noted that total concentration is on Saturday’s game. French coach admitted that Los Blancos had a perfect week, so they have to keep working against Valladolid. Zidane said that Valladolid is very dangerous, especially at home-stadium. Real Madrid has to work extra hard to win Valladolid’s stadium.
Karim Benzema is injured.
Real Madrid has serious problems with the health of the players. Karim Benzema is the next victim of an injury in Madrid. Benzema can’t play against Valladolid. Zidane admitted that Karim worked good on Thursday, but everything changed on Friday morning. He picked up an injury during the training, so they must understand what’s wrong with his knee. Zidane said that Karim felt discomfort in the knee. Karim Benzema is doubtful for the game against Atalanta.
Fans believe that Mariano has to take Karim’s position. Mariano is still available in the absence of Luka Jovic. Luka joined Eintracht Frankfurt by the end of the season. Real Madrid requires three points against Valladolid, so the lack of a key striker would be a big blow for the club.
Mbappe’s performance at Nou Camp
Zidane said that he watched the match between PSG and Barca. He noted that he loves watching football as a regular fan. Zidane admitted that he enjoyed everything Mbappe did at the stadium of Barcelona. Just like Haaland, Mbappe is a good player at an early age. Zidane said that fans have all the rights to connect Mbappe with Real Madrid, but as the coach of Los Blancos, he has to focus only on players available for him.