Zinedine Zidane has met with journalists right before the match against Villareal. As you may know, Real Madrid plays an away match in Valencia on Saturday.

Who is ready for the clash against Villareal?

Zidane said that Sergio Ramos won’t be against Villarreal. At the same time, Dani Carvajal and Militao already worked with the team. They have trained from the start of the week, so Zidane may start with Dani in the line-up. French coach said that Casemiro and Eden Hazard tested negative for covid virus. Keep in mind that situation with Eden and Casemiro is very different. They were fit and trained at home, so they trained with a group from Thursday. Zidane believes that a away match against Villarreal will be very tough. 

Calendar and upcoming matches

Journalists asked Zinedine Zidane about the calendar. The coach mentioned that the calendar is something that coaches can’t touch. It is what it is, so coaches and teams have to adapt to that. Especially during the pandemic, teams have to work harder and play more matches than possible. Zidane said that recovery is the main headache for him currently. It’s impossible to recover properly after playing a match every three days.

What about Varane’s fitness?

Zinedine Zidane said that Varane is not 100% ready. He has pain but Raphael wants to play on Saturday. Zidane said that doctors advised to give him a rest but Varane is committing 100% and wants to play in Valencia. Raphael has to play along with Militao. Brazilian defender will be available for Zidane tomorrow as he is not covid-19 positive anymore. He has been out of group training for more than 20 days already. Zidane said that Militao’s fitness is good as he was working out at home.