The Frenchman explained that he only has a limited number of minutes to play and that there are many players, even more now given that some have recovered from injury.

Real Madrid will always count on Isco

Isco had a good performance against Atalanta in the Champions League and maybe in line for another minute against Real Sociedad on Monday. But Zinedine Zidane warned that it would not be the player’s fault if he doesn’t play a lot. The Frenchman explained that he only has a limited number of minutes to play and that there are many players, even more now given that some have recovered from injury. “I have to allocate the available minutes, which is not easy for a coach,” Zidane said in his press conference on Sunday ahead of Monday night’s match in LaLiga. “But we will always count on Isco. It’s not Isco’s fault if he doesn’t play. He can play in two or three positions, not 40 positions. He works hard and needs patience, ready to go out and perform like the other day.”

Real Sociedad are a team that can play well

When discussing the team’s injury situation, Zidane was asked that many players are on the way to return. “Injuries are inevitable and can happen in a team, and we’ve had a lot this season,” he said. “But I’m a positive person, so I’ll look at the positive side of this question. I’m happy that, little by little, we are bringing back our players. Tomorrow we’ll see who I will choose.” Discussing the opponents on Monday, Zidane praised the style of Real Sociedad. “They are a team that can play well,” he said. “We will be at home and want to keep collecting points. The season is long, and there are still many matches left. We haven’t won anything yet, so we have to keep going. I don’t know what will happen tonight. We can watch as football fans, but we have to focus on our performance.”

“There are 42 points in play. We are focused on tomorrow and only on that. It is not three weeks ahead. The title race is still open. You say that today it is a three-team title race, but tomorrow you can say something else. In critical moments, this team prevails.”