“There is a lot of celebration noise but the party is the most important thing”

"There is a lot of celebration noise but the party is the most important thing"

Zinedine Zidane puts a brake on anxiety and calls to “go to death” against Villarreal, in a game that will consecrate Real Madrid if they win.

Zinedine Zidane was shown with the caution that characterizes him in the pre-decisive duel on Thursday between Real Madrid and Villarreal, who can consecrate the white team if he achieves a victory (or if Barça does not win against Osasuna). In this sense, the French coach ruled out thinking about how easy it is for his team to be champion with two draws in recent days.

“We are here to try to win tomorrow. It motivates us and we prepare ourselves for that. I do not think of a draw, we think of going to death like all parties, just like the rival,” said the French strategist.

He doesn’t want to know anything about Cibeles and a possible celebration of the title

“Tomorrow we have a game. There is a lot of noise from celebration and holidays and the game is the most important thing. Nothing else. We are only thinking about the game.”

Benzema, Ballon d’Or?

“In football, everyone can have an opinion. My players are the best for me. There are many years in which Karim’s performance is very good. All my players deserve it.”

Hazard’s situation

“I see Hazard as always. He is better, he is with us and from the discomfort he had a few days ago he does not resent it. It is important that he is totally fine.”

Modric’s future

“There are a lot of similarities between Modric and me, but I decided to quit football. He wants to continue and he is having a good season. We enjoyed him and Ramos, who is 34 (years old), too.”

Gareth Bale and James Rodríguez

“We think about tomorrow’s game. He is one of us. Every day they ask the same thing, they have the right to ask what they want, but they will not be able to. We are united and Gareth, James and the others want the same thing.”

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