Zinedine Zidane was happy after the victory against Espanyol (2-0) at home. It was the first time Los Blancos got the three points in La Liga at Santiago Bernabéu.
The manager is not very pleased with rivals that come to the stadium to defend: “We like when the teams come here more open because we find spaces. We got this victory today, it’s not whether I like it or not. We play against the rival we have”.
Zizou liked the way the started the game: “We entered very well in the game. The first half we came in in the dressing room with 1-0 and we always had patience. It was a good first half. The idea was that the attacking people could combine between themselves. We can be happy. The most important thing was to get the three points at home”.
The most important player in the squad was Isco, who scored both goals: “He knows he is an important player. He plays like in the street and I like it. He’s not concerned if the things don’t go well and he’s patient. Lately, he’s comfortable at home and I’m happy to see a better Isco”.
The coach also spoke about Bale and why he wasn’t included in the list: “He’s fine. He played a lot at the start of the season and after the effort at Dortmund, he was tired. But it’s not an injury, I speak with the players and the doctors”.
According to Zizou, this championship is going to be even tougher than the previous one: “I think this title is not going to be a thing for two or three teams. Obviously, this is the championship more complicated in the world but this is good for the show. We are going to have very difficult games. I prefer to play against rival that come to play their game”.