It was the perfect end to a beautiful week for the French coach after other crucial victories against Sevilla and Borussia Monchengladbach.

Modric and Kroos are brilliant

Zinedine Zidane shone in praise for his players after Real Madrid’s 2-0 win over Atlético Madrid on Saturday night. It was the perfect end to a beautiful week for the French coach after other crucial victories against Sevilla and Borussia Monchengladbach. On Saturday, Real Madrid controlled the game from start to finish, with Luka Modric and Toni Kroos leading the midfield in the 2-0 win. “We broke them to find an opening, it’s true,” Zidane said on his game plan. “We had to do something. It was about quickly switching the game, and we found spaces with diagonals. Modric and Kroos are brilliant. They are exceptional. Karim Benzema too. And Lucas Vazquez is phenomenal, and Dani Carvajal, and our captain Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane. Everyone is outstanding.”

Real Madrid took the initiative against the league leaders at Valdebebas, and their show certainly delighted their coach. “I am satisfied with the whole game, just like the other day in the Champions League,” Zidane said. “And that was against Atlético, who played 26 unbeaten games. We were very good with our press across the field, and we kept Atlético out of the game. They only had one chance with Saul, and we controlled the game very well.”