MADRID – Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid coach, who insisted in a conference that he only thinks about tomorrow’s game against Granada, made it clear that if they don’t win the league it would not be a failure.
“Anything can happen, both winning it and losing it. The most important thing is to give everything and how we act on the field. I’m not going to say it’s a bad season because that’s when you don’t give your all on the court. 2017 was a phenomenal season and we were able to lose the League in the last game. The most important thing is what you can control and then whatever happens, “said Zidane.
Precisely winning or losing the championship could condition the future plans of Zidane himself who, in recent days, refuses to pronounce on whether next season he will continue as coach of the whites.
“There are three games left and I only think about this,” the Frenchman repeated.
Madrid will play at the Los Cármenes stadium to take advantage of Barcelona’s draw against Levante and keep up with the rhythm of an Atletico Madrid that plays tonight against Real Sociedad. Right now the white club is two points below Diego Pablo Simeone but there are still three games left to turn the situation around.
For the match against the Nasrid, Raphael Varane and Alvaro Odriozola exercised individually on the pitch, while Sergio Ramos, Lucas Vazquez, Ferland Mendy and Dani Carvajal continue their recovery processes and will not travel to Granada.
Zidane refused to talk about the referees before the match that Real Madrid will play against Granada to avoid “a mess”.
On Sunday the French coach publicly admitted his dissatisfaction with the refereeing after his team’s two-way tie against Sevilla FC. Madrid had the option of getting ahead on the scoreboard after the referee signaled a penalty on Karim Benzema but, after the intervention of the VAR, the play ended in a penalty in favor of Sevilla for a hand from Eder Militão.
But Zidane avoided adding fuel to the fire in the run-up to the match against Granada.
“I’m not going to get into polemics. Things should be clear to everyone. The VAR will always help to improve football. Specific plays should be clarified. If the football people have to sit down to say ‘it’s going to be like this? for everyone always’? I think so ”, declared Zidane after the mess about Militao’s hand against Sevilla.
“In the end, everyone does their job. I’m not going to talk about these things anymore. I trust football. We are going to do our job and the referee his. I’m not going to say something because it gets messy. We’re going to control our work ”.