Still, Zinedine Zidane could not give a decisive answer to whether the Spanish defender’s situation will ultimately be similar to that of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Real Madrid are just focused on tomorrow’s game
Sergio Ramos’ negotiations on a contract with Real Madrid continues at a slow pace, which causes a lot of concern among club fans. Still, Zinedine Zidane could not give a decisive answer to whether the Spanish defender’s situation will ultimately be similar to that of Cristiano Ronaldo. The contract dispute promises everything but a sealed departure for Ronaldo to Juventus after a trophy-laden career in the Spanish capital, with fans afraid that they will lose another talismanic figure. “Are we going to have a Cristiano case? I do not know what will happen with Ramos,” – explained Zidane in his pre-match press conference. “He’s here with us now. We’re just focused on tomorrow’s game.”
Karim Benzema has Zidane’s full support
Karim Benzema is the player who also gives Zidane headaches, not for his performance on the field, but for the fact that the forward has been called to trial in a case involving Mathieu Valbuena and the infamous sex-tape. “He has my full support,” he added. “This is not an easy situation, it’s clear. But I can see that he is fine and concentrating on his work. I hope that this will be fixed for everyone, Karim works hard, and that is what he likes to do”. Snow is very much on Spain’s agenda this week. And Los Blancos forced to travel to Pamplona a day earlier than planned to avoid a predicted snowstorm. While Zidane does not believe the weather will affect his players, it is less clear whether the match will finally go ahead.
“It’s true, and we don’t know what will happen tomorrow. The storm will not affect the squad, Hazard, for example, is used to this because he played in London,” he said. “We are going to prepare for the match as normal. But it will be a different type of game. If it can be played, we will play.”