With the duel against Sevilla in the 35th round of the Primera, Real Madrid will continue the championship race in which they are defending the throne, and before the visit of the Andalusians, Zinedine Zidane presented his ambitions.
"We know what's in the game. We have four finals ahead of us, four games until the end. We want to forget about the Champions League and think about tomorrow's game. I assure you that we will compete," said the French strategist.
The Royal Club will welcome Sunday's duel without captain Sergio Ramos, who is again absent due to health problems. "Sergio suffered an injury and the most important thing is that he recovers. I hope that other things will improve.
I want him to recover as soon as possible." "He is a Real Madrid player and will compete for Madrid. The other day he played because he was ready 100 percent. He suffered after the game and we don't want to take risks, as always.
Apart from the Real defender, the topic was also Eden Hazard, who in a white jersey provides far below the expectations of the Madrid public, which was further infuriated by the fact that the Belgian was smiling after the defeat by Chelsea.
"Hazard knows what he has to do on the field and he will do it. We talked after the game, he apologized for the reaction, to the club, to the players." The championship race for Madrid is an opportunity to improve the impression in a poor season in which they were eliminated from the race for trophies in the Champions League and the Copa del Rey, and the performance so far is the reason why a significant part of Real supporters are dissatisfied.
Despite the criticism, Zidane did not want to argue about his future. "I'm the coach of Madrid and that's it. Right now it's me. That's what I do, I use it every moment and every day. We'll see what happens in the future.
I don't want to cause problems for the club. I'll focus on the last four games, and we'll see the others later. " The Frenchman then added: "Everyone does their job. I don't think about whether I will be criticized.
I try to do my job, with my passion and my players. It's about that. I'm responsible." "It's my responsibility when I win and when I lose. Players, they want to win and this is what we are trying to do. Sometimes you can't, but it's part of football. It's important to do your best, "Zidane said.