Zinedine Zidane does not like the uncertainty surrounding the future of three basic pillars of his squad. Sergio Ramos, Luka Modric and Lucas Vázquez are free from this Friday to sign with anyone, as their contracts with Real Madrid expire in the summer. That is why he encouraged the club to close its renewals as quickly as possible, which in the case of the Croatian would already be agreed. “We all want this, that this situation be fixed as soon as possible. It is in everyone’s interest. I hope it can be fixed quickly, “said the Marseillais on the eve of the duel against Celta, corresponding to the seventeenth day of the League.
«Celta is a team that is doing very well, that always makes it difficult for you. We know that it will be a difficult game but it is an opportunity to show the team that we are. Is not easy. They are very complicated matches and we know that we have to suffer to always add. We saw it in the last game», Said the Real Madrid coach, aware that, after the draw against Elche at the Martínez Valero, he has little margin for error against Atlético, leaders with two points ahead and two games postponed. “The first always has the advantage. What we have to do is continue with what we do, which is what we can control, “he said when asked about Atlético’s alleged favoritism to the title.
Zidane refuses to consider that the League is a head-to-head with the colchoneros. “I don `t believe. It is a very open League. They are talking a lot about Atlético because they are first, but the nice thing is that until the end it will be an open league, as always in Spain “, considered the French, who did not want to talk about future when questioned about the possible arrival in summer of David Alaba, Bayern Munich defender. «My thought is only tomorrow’s game. There are 25 players and it is a very large squad. We have enough with the games to think of players who are not ours, “he said.
He reiterated that he has everyone when asked about Luka Jovic, who has only played seven minutes since November. «Jovic is a Madrid player. It is true that he has not played much lately but I will count on everyone. One minute can change a player’s perspective. We will need everyone because this is long, “he said about the Serbian striker.
Respaldo a Hazard
Praised Iago Aspas, the league’s top gunner and Celta’s main threat on Saturday at the Alfredo Di Stéfano stadium. «He is a spectacular player. Is international. He is a very good player, he always makes a difference. He is a fundamental player for Celta, “he said about the Moaña attacker.
The Real Madrid coach showed his hope that 2021 will finally be Hazard’s year. We love him and he wants it too. Eden has come here to show the player that he is and we trust him a lot. It has had complicated moments but little by little we are going to see Eden “, commented on the Belgian.
He expressed his happiness at being at the helm of Real Madrid, a few days before the fifth anniversary of his promotion to the first team. «It wears a lot, but it’s a very nice charge. I am lucky to be able to say that I am Madrid’s manager. What interests me is the day to day, giving everything in every game, in every training session and in everything we do. The rest I do not know what will happen each week, so you have to take advantage of the moment, “he said.
Zidane stressed that his main desire at the sporting level for this year that begins is that none of his players get injured. «Then keep working hard like we are doing and win things at the end of the year», He declared. And finally defended Marcelo. «He’s training well, he’s in it. We don’t want to hear about the outside. We are working and he is the first, like everyone else ».