MADRID – Real Madrid will play their fourth La Liga game against Levante and Zinedine Zidane does not want excuses or regrets after confirming that he is left without specific right-backs due to the injuries of Carvajal and Odriozola.
Although yesterday Real Madrid reported the injury to Dani Carvajal due to the rupture of the internal lateral ligament in his right knee, the last to arrive at the infirmary is his replacement, Álvaro Odriozola. The Basque side suffers, according to the medical report, an “injury to his left calf”, without specifying further data.
“I don’t see very negative things when things get complicated. We don’t like having people out for injuries. We are not going to look for excuses. My squad has a lot of talent, but also a lot of heart. Together we can get very nice things ”, commented Zidane.
ESPN was able to confirm on Friday that Carvajal will be out for two months, so he will miss El Clásico and the start of the Champions League. For her part, Odriozola could be out for between two and three weeks.
“They are things that happen. In the end we have to be patient. It bothers me for players who get injured because it is the worst moment for them. We are going to continue with the players that we have at our disposal ”.
In principle, everything indicates that Lucas Vázquez has some advantage over Nacho to occupy the right side.
Zidane also responded to critical voices from the environment who complain about the team’s bad play.
“What we have to do is do it in the best way on the field. Criticism always? We do not control that. We do control to be united, to be strong and to carry this forward. Here it is always the same. At the minimum difficulty with our game, when they score a goal … There is a lot of talk here ”, commented Zidane with a laugh.
And it is that, since the end of the confinement, Real Madrid links 12 victories, 2 draws and 0 defeats. The objective for this weekend is to consolidate this streak and keep the team at the top of the table, where right now it is co-leader with Getafe, Valencia and Villarreal.
On Levante, Zidane made it clear that “they are a very difficult opponent and we know where we play.” The coach stressed that his team needs to play a good game “for 90 minutes because we will have many difficulties, although we are prepared.”
Given the difficulty to score, one of the options that Zidane has always handled are second-line players. With Hazard also injured, the Frenchman was asked if Marco Asensio could be an important option heading into goal.
“Marco has a goal and we know about his resources. He is a very vertical player and that is what I ask of him, to play with his qualities. Every time he plays, I always ask him to look for the goal ”.
Finally, and about Eden Hazard, Zidane reassured the environment after confirming his muscle injury and a period of absence of one month. The French coach said that “I am positive in everything, as in Hazard. It is a muscle injury from having worked hard to get back. I am not worried. Hopefully this continues like this and he recovers soon, ”Zidane said.