Before the clash against Atletico Madrid, Zinedine Zidane met journalists. During the press-conference French coach said that he is happy with the current outcome. He noted that everyone wants to be involved in the Madrid derby.
Three points against Atletico Madrid
Zidane said that Real Madrid is a top club, that’s why they aim for three points in every match. Game against Atletico Madrid won’t be an exception, Zidane wants three points. Keep in mind that Atletico Madrid is the leader of the table in La Liga. Atletico has six more points than Real Madrid. Also, Simeone’s team has one more match to play, potentially 9 points ahead of Los Blancos. Experts believe that in case of losing the match at home-stadium, Atletico Madrid will go ahead with 12 points which could be deadly for the championship race.
Dani Carvajal and Fede Valverde returned
As you may know, Dani and Fede are back and trained normally with the group. Zidane said that both players are feeling 100% ready for the Madrid Derby. French coach noted that both players will be available and he will decide on Saturday. Spanish experts want to see Dani Carvajal as the full-back against Atleti. Lucas Vazquez has been playing as the full-back in the last couple weeks. He needs a rest because he plays matches every three days. Dani Carvajal will be like a new blood for Real Madrid’s defense.
Favorite of La Liga
Journalists asked Zidane about Atletico Madrid as the main favorite. He said that Atletico is showing very beautiful performances this season. Zizou said that Atletico is the main favorite and yes, it’s because they respect rivals. Zidane added that La Liga tournament is very long and everything can happen.