The day’s major news came from UEFA, which confirmed that Real Madrid would not be disqualified from the Champions League for their role in creating the Super League.
Real Madrid are preparing for the UCL
Zinedine Zidane spoke to the reporters ahead of Real Madrid’s match against Real Betis on Saturday night. The day’s major news came from UEFA, which confirmed that Real Madrid would not be disqualified from the Champions League for their role in creating the Super League. Zidane found it ridiculous that such a proposal had even been made. “We have the right to play in the Champions League, this is absurd, and we are going to prepare for it,” he said. Zidane talked about Toni Kroos and Luka Modric. They have set out specific training sessions during the week and missed the game against Cadiz and confirmed that Eden Hazard is available. “Kroos will not be available, and Luka will join the squad. Eden Hazard will be with us, and he will be in the squad list.”
On Sergio Ramos, the coach is optimistic
Nacho has done well this season, and Zidane thinks he’s a great example of what hard work can do. “It is confirmation that you always have to be ready here. It is what this place is about,” he said. “After all, these are players who have been playing for many years and a long time.” Zidane hopes Ferland Mendy will be available for Chelsea’s game. “I hope Mendy will be with us on Tuesday. The injury is not major, it’s a matter of days, and Ferland will be with us again soon,” the Frenchman said. On Sergio Ramos, he was also optimistic. “Ramos has a short way to go, and I’m happy for him, and we always want him to be with us,” Zidane said of his captain. For his future with the club, Zidane would not give a direct answer.
“I don’t know what will happen in the coming months,” he said. “I watch day to day, and we will talk about the future and what will happen. We talk to Florentino Perez from time to time, and that’s it. The president comes here sometimes to see the squad, and nothing has changed. Perez wants us to focus on tomorrow’s match.” Zidane lamented recent injuries but more than content with his lineup. “We do not have a small team, and it is extensive and perfect,” he said. “We’ve had injuries and COVID, so it is a strange season. Many people outside of the sport have a terrible time, so we can’t complain. When we’re okay, we have to take advantage of it.”