Real Madrid have announced that their coach, Zinedine Zidane, has tested positive for covid-19, in a short statement on its official website.
“Real Madrid CF communicates that our coach Zinedine Zidane has tested positive for COVID-19”, it states.
Zidane’s withdrawal made his second David Bettoni direct the session and intervene in the press conference after this one, in which he confirmed that the coach is fine after speaking with him this Friday.
Zidane, who was already confined for a few days at the beginning of the month and tested negative, led his men on Thursday, after the elimination of the Copa del Rey in Alcoyano, where defender Nacho Fernández did not travel due to having close contact with a positive case.
It was also recently confirmed that Castilla coach Raúl González had caught the virus that other Real Madrid players had already overcome, such as Brazilians Militao, Casemiro or Belgian Eden Hazard.
After Saturday’s game in Vitoria, Real Madrid will host Levante on the 30th; He will visit Huesca on February 6; He will play at home with Getafe on the 9th and with Valencia on the 14th, before taking on Valladolid in Pucela on the 21st, three days before resuming the UEFA Champions League at the Italian Atalanta field.