Zidane: It Looks Like We are Bottom, Fighting to Avoid Relegation

Zidane: It Looks Like We are Bottom, Fighting to Avoid Relegation

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Zinedine Zidane spoke in press conference in Madrid before travelling to Vigo to face Celta in the second leg of the quarter-finals round of Copa del Rey. Los Blancos need to win at Balaídos to come back after the shocking defeat one week ago.

The French manager is still confident despite the latest bad results and the injury concerns: “I think we are very well physically and we’re keep going. When you hear the questions, it looks like we are the bottom of the table, that we are fighting to avoid relegation. I’m not concerned and the dressing room is cheered up. We have a wonderful game to play. When the things go well, everything is easy but we are very cheerful”.

Speaking about the injuries, James Rodríguez won’t be available again: “He had problems in the other leg but it’s a strain, not an injury, and that’s good”, Zidane said. The manager is a bit concerned because of the injuries: “I don’t want to see a player injured and sad. We are going to fight”, Zizou said.

Toto Berizzo could save some players in the last Celta game against Real Sociedad and, for instance, Iago Aspas didn’t play: “We know the difficulty of the game, losing the first leg. But nothing changed. We have to score one goal in 90 minutes or more. The good thing is that we have tomorrow’s game to change what happened in the first leg”, the French analyzed.

Finally, Zidane also spoke about Cristiano Ronaldo and the whistles he’s been hearing lately at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium: “We work and we want to do the maximum for us and for the people coming to help us. I don’t if they are fair or not, but there have been always people whistling and this is not going to change. We need our supporters”.