After the great victory in the Champions League quarter finals against Bayern Munich, Zinedine Zidane spoke at press conference before tomorrow’s match against Sporting Gijón at El Molinón (15:15 UK time). He spoke about their opponent, Bale’s injury, their injuries in the defense and other important topics.
The French manager started the press conference talking about Sporting Gijón, a team that is in these moments in the regelation zone of the table: “They are a team that have level to stay in La Liga. Maybe they had some difficulties during the season but they are a dangerous squad. We know this is a very important clash for us and we will have to play a good game if we want the victory”, Zidane said about their opponent.
Gareth Bale will not play tomorrow and it looks like he will not be recovered for Tuesday match against Bayern Munich: ” He will not travel with the rest of the group for tomorrow’s clash. We must wait to see his evolution but tomorrow he will not play and on Tuesday we will see. It’s a muscular injury in his ankle. I’m worried about Bale because I don’t like to see players injured and it’s even worse if it’s at the end of the season. We can’t do anything, we must wait”, Zidane said about Bale’s injury.
Zinedine Zidane can’t count for this game with Carvajal, Varane and Pepe in the defense and the journalists didn’t doubt on asking what’s his plan for line-up:” We have two important injuries in defense but we have others who are ready to play. We have a very complete squad but it’s true we hare having many injuries, specially in the defense,” Zidane affirmed.
Zidane seemed very proud with the attitude of his players this season and he wanted to show his happiness with them at the press conference:” They always work very hard. Today, in the training I saw the team very focused in the match and playing with intensity. I have a a group of players who are very professional and it’s a pleasure for me to be with them every day”, the French manager said about his players.
Asensio is playing really good in the last games and tomorrow it looks like he will be in the starting 11: He is ready to play. Doesn’t matter if he plays 1, 30 or 90 minutes, he is always available to play and very focus in what he does. I can be proud of him and of the rest of my players.