Zidane: My Renewal is Done

Zidane: My Renewal is Done


Marcelo, Daniel Carvajal and Isco renewed their contracts in the last days. Soon, it will be Zidane’s time as the own manager admitted in front of the media in the press conference before facing Real Betis in the 5th week of La Liga.

The coach was asked about the future and he wanted to be positive: “I feel good. The renewal is already done, but this doesn’t mean anything. The day a day matters and I don’t see beyond. This is complicated”.

What it’s also complicated is Bale’s situation, despite the great goal scored at Anoeta: “I always said we have to be patient with him and we know he’s a very good player, but he’s going to need some time. There is still some time left to see the best Bale, but he’s already well”.

The one who is really well is Cristiano Ronaldo, who is back to the pitch after missing the last four games of La Liga: “We are not going to be back to the suspension. We’re happy because he’s back and I hope this will be the last time he’s not with us. I see Cristiano happy, because he likes to play and be with his team mates. He comes back to play in La Liga at home and we know he likes to play in this stadium”.

The team has to be focused the 90 minutes to beat Betis on Wednesday: We always want to watch this as a coach. And the players also want this. Against Betis we’re trying to play well the 90 minutes. We are concerned about being intense, because we can harm any rival”.

The coach was also asked about Dani Ceballos, a former Real Betis player: “I’m happy with him but I don’t know when he’s going to play, but the most important thing is that he trains good. He’s doing great”.

Zizou also spoke about Carvajal and the possibility to have some rest because he’s the only right back in the squad: “I’m not concerned, but he’s not going to play all the games because it’s not possible. At the moment, he’s fine and he can keep playing, he’s able to play many games”, Zidane finished.