MADRID – Zinedine Zidane admitted concern about the plague of injuries that plagues Real Madrid, which will face Valencia with seven casualties, despite the recovery of Dani Carvajal, Toni Kroos and Lucas Vazquez.
“It is not bad luck. We are worried … We have talked about it many times. We do not like not having the players. We are going to try to get them back. Lucas and Carvajal return and, little by little, I hope we can get the others back, that we need. I always want my players with me, “said the Frenchman.
Zidane will not be able to count on Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Federico Valverde, Eden Hazard, Rodrygo, Eder Militao and Alvaro Odriozola, who remain off the list for another week. On the Belgian, whose recovery is progressing at a better rate than expected, the Frenchman admitted an improvement in the deadlines.
“The truth is that he is in much better spirits. When you are on the pitch, you are much closer to coming back. I hope that next week he can do things with the team. He is much more animated,” said the white coach.
About his future, Zidane limited himself to saying that “today I am in the coach. The future is not talked about. It is the present. For the moment I’m here. ”In this regard, the Madrid coach once again stressed that he prefers to be oblivious to the media noise that exists around the team.
“We know the pressure that Madrid represents. We do our thing, what we can control. We know that we can achieve great things and we are going to put all our energy into these two competitions “
Finally, the coach was asked about the possibility of directing the French team in the future, something that the coach has always admitted as a wish.
“You will see, my mind is here. I am from Madrid and I enjoy every day. I am passionate about football. The future is never known. The relationship with Mr. Le Graët is long, since 1998. The national team is a goal, as I said. when I started training 10 years ago, but now I’m here, “concluded Zidane.