Zinedine Zidane spoke in the press conference after the tie against Sevilla at Sánchez Pizjuán. Los Blancos have qualified to the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey after two difficult games against one of the best teams in Spain. The French manager highlighted the great match of the Andalusian team, the insults to Sergio Ramos from Sevilla’s supporters and the expectations for the next clash in La Liga.
Zidane recognized that Sevilla played better in the match and that they had a very difficult game that finally finished with a draw: “The game has been very difficult. Maybe Sevilla deserved more today. We relaxed ourselves when we scored our first goal. They scored us two goals but finally we could tie the match playing in a different way as we usually do. We are a team with personality and that’s good”, Zidane said.
Real Madrid will face Sevilla the next Sunday and the French manager talked about the regular season match: “The tie is over and we have to play the league game on Sunday. We will suffer the same as today, and it will be very difficult for us. It is a tough stadium and Sevilla have very good players in their squad. This weekend will be even more difficult than the Copa del Rey second leg. This will always happen against Sevilla because they are a great team. They are seconds in the table and they are doing a great job this season”, Zidane explained.
Sergio Ramos received a huge booed after he scored the penalty goal from a Panenka style and Zinedine Zidane did not doubt to talk about it: “It’s not nice when they insult you. Sergio only played football and he has not done anything important. It’s not nice when this happens but we can’t do anything. Ramos is not happy. He has played many years for Sevilla and I’m sure he is hurt”, Zidane said about Sevilla supporters behaviour.