Zidane: "We'll have to be focused and fight because it'll be a tough game" | OneFootball
Zidane: "We'll have to be focused and fight because it'll be a tough game"
Real Madrid Official
Zinedine Zidane took to the media room at Borussia-Park before the final training session ahead of the team's Champions League clash against Borussia Mönchengladbach, with the madridista coach previewing the game in the following terms: "We're pleased with how we performed in El Clásico and are happy with how we did. We put in a good team performance for the 90 minutes and we know that we face a tough side tomorrow who are capable of causing you problems at any time. That's why we'll have to stay strong for the whole 90 minutes to try and reproduce our performance from the weekend and take the points".
"The performance we delivered in El Clásico is exactly the kind of display we need to produce tomorrow. We played well, fought as a team and the most important thing is that we try and do that tomorrow. We've got to reproduce what we did at the weekend. We've got to put in a good performance and we know the situation we're in this, our second Champions League game. We'll have to stay focused for the 90 minutes, fight and battle. It'll be tough and we'll have to be focused on what we do out on the pitch".
Rotations "We know it's a long season and that we'll need all of them. I've always said that and will say it again. We've had some problems with players in the right-back position, but there are other players who can come in for them and there'll be no problems tomorrow". "The fact that [Eden] Hazard is with us means that he's fine and that's good news for us. We're all pleased he's with us and we'll see how we use him tomorrow. The important thing is that he's back and that's a big positive for us".
Ramos's contract renewal "We have to focus on the game and he too wants to focus on tomorrow's match".
His role as coach "We've got a game tomorrow and my thoughts are focused on that. I'm going to be here and fight until the last day and work as a team and as a squad, as we always have done".
Isco "He's ambitious and wants to play, just like they all do. They all want to play and have to be ready whenever they're called upon. That's always been the case in this team and I think they're all ready to play. It's then up to me to decide on the team I put out and the substitutes I make".