Zinedine Zidane met with the press on Friday morning. French coach answered many questions and talked about the upcoming Clasico.
Preparations for El Clasico
Real Madrid’s coach said that preparations are going well. Zidane admitted that Eden Hazard is feeling good but they will keep the player out of the squad. Zinedine said that team players are ready to face any club, so Clasico will be interesting. El Clasico will be played on Saturday night and the team has to play for the La Liga title. Keep in mind that Barcelona has two more points than Real Madrid. The leader of the table is Atletico Madrid. Diego Simeone’s team is dropping many points in the last few weeks, so there is a chance for both Barca and Blancos. Zidane said that time for preparations were low but they did the best for El Clasico.
Absence of Sergio Ramos
What will happen to the center defense? Sergio Ramos will be absent. Keep in mind that Sergio Ramos was absent from the Los Blancos games, so the team will play without the captain. Zidane said that without Ramos, the team has to play differently. That’s why Zidane played with Militao and Nacho in the defensive line. Casemiro was helping both the defenders to keep up with the attackers of Liverpool. Experts believe that Real Madrid will have the same line-up against Barcelona. There will be very important points played in Madrid tonight. Real Madrid is preparing with Vinicius Junior and Asensio on the wings. Karim Benzema will be the main attacker as always. Zidane said that the team is prepared and they want to play Clasico as soon as possible. Zineidne admitted that injuries are very bad but there is no time for whining about the injuries. El Clasico will be played on Saturday night.