Zidane spoke after Real Madrid’s victory against Atlético Madrid at Vicente Calderón. Los Blancos played a really good match in the derby, playing with a different formation because many players are injured and the French manager had to make some changes in the line up. Zidane highlighted the great match of Cristiano Ronaldo and Isco, why Ramos did not play and other topics related to yesterday’s game.
Real Madrid played yesterday a very complete game against a very difficult team at a very tough stadium as Vicente Calderón: “We played an incredible game against a very difficult opponent and in a stadium where it’s difficult to win. There are not many teams that can say they won here 0-3, it’s not easy. In the second half Atlético had more chances than in the first one, but we played with the necessary intensity against a tough team”, Zidane said
Isco’s performances were really good and he maybe played the best game since he signed with Los Blancos: “He played an incredible match, In the first half he did not missed any ball. He is playing in his best position. We had balance and we defended together, that’s very important.” Zidane explained.
Los Blancos played with a different formation and Zidane explained the changes he did: “I changed the formation because we had more balance with Bale on the left an Lucas on the right. Isco played just behind the striker, that today was Cristiano. We must continue with what we are doing. We have not won anything so we have to keep in this level”, Zidane explained about the change of formation.
Many people thought that Ramos was going to be in the starting 11 but finally Nacho entered and the Andalusian watched the match from the bench: “He wasn’t 100%. I think that we don’t have to risk with any player if he is not in his best conditions”, Zidane said.
Cristiano scored another hat trick and Zidane said this about the Portuguese star “I have never had doubts that Cristiano is the best and tonight he closed the Golden Ball debate “, Zidane affirmed.