The Frenchman mentioned that it was the hardest week of the season due to physical losses but assured that the only thing on the players’ mind is to take every game as it comes.

It was the hardest week for Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane spoke to the press before a potential championship match against Granada. The Frenchman mentioned that it was the hardest week of the season due to physical losses but assured that the only thing on the players’ mind is to take every game as it comes. Doubting that Real Madrid are playing to the best of their ability, Zidane considered that the efforts to serve were the most important. “I don’t care when people talk about such things,” He said. “Everyone can give their opinion, but Real Madrid are Real Madrid and one of the most important clubs in history.” He also paid tribute to his defense and the goalkeeper, who have been impressive lately. “The team is always balanced, and I am satisfied with the defensive work of Thibaut Courtois and the whole team,” said Zidane.

Zidane is counting on everyone, including on James Rodriguez

“This team always wants to achieve great results.” Much has been done connected with recent VAR decisions in favor of Real Madrid, but Zidane was not too interested in entertaining them. “Everyone can express their opinion, and I do not get involved with the opinion of other people,” Zidane said:” We give everything on the field and make great efforts every day. That is all that interests me.” Zidane was asked if James Rodriguez, who was fighting for this campaign’s playing time, would go to Granada.” You will see this later. I’m counting on everyone,” he said. “It is his birthday, so the first thing I’m going to do is congratulate him on this. He’s part of the squad, and I’m not going to neglect any player on my team. Everyone is important, and everyone brings something to the team.”

He confirmed, however, that Eden Hazard would be part of the team. “He’s here with us, and we’ll see if he plays or not,” he said of the Belgian. With Marcelo injured, Ferland Mendy has stepped in his left-back on an excellent effect. “What Mendy is doing does not surprise me at all. I desired to introduce him,” he said. “He is a young player with great talent. You cannot compare him to Marcelo because Marcelo is Marcelo, and Mendy is Mendy. Mendy shows that he is a Real Madrid player.”