Zinedine Zidane spoke in the press conference before the game against Espanyol in La Liga. The manager confirmed that Gareth Bale will be on the list and Morata will play from the beginning. Besides, Sergio Ramos is still injured and won’t be available on Saturday.
In Italy, some newspapers are publishing that Morata wants to leave Real Madrid for the lack of opportunities. Zidane has confirmed that the Spaniard will be tomorrow in the line up: “I wouldn’t like him to leave at the end of the season. This is his home and, although he has got few minutes, he had minutes. He’ll start against Espanyol and it won’t be his last game in the line up”, Zidane confirmed in press conference.
The manager also spoke about Gareth Bale: “He’s in the list and our idea is that Bale will play some minutes. We want him to play and so has he. We have two or three players with some problems, not important injuries, so we are happy that everybody is ready”. One of the players with problems is Sergio Ramos, who will miss the game.
Zinedine Zidane spoke also about the game against Napoli: “The support from the fans was amazing. It’s always a plus with this energy. Espanyol is a rival with good results and we know the difficulty of the game”.
The French manager analyzed the Cristiano’s performance against Napoli: “He’s doing great and he’s not a player only to score goals. He passes the ball, plays…”, Zidane said.
Finally, Zizou spoke about the Barcelona defeat in Paris: “I think La Liga won’t change if Barça get knocked out of the Champions League. We only look at ourselves. There is always a second leg and they have to play. We know Barcelona is a great team and they can make great things in this competition”, the manager finished.