Zinedine Zidane won his sixth title as Real Madrid manager after beating again FC Barcelona (2-0) in the second leg of the Spanish Supercup. The coach was very happy in press conference and he wanted to highlight his players and their mentality to touch all this silverware.
“We deserve what the players are doing. There is talent, but also a lot of work. These two trophies against great teams aren’t easy. Behind there is willingness to get things. This team is hungry. Starting like this is very good, but a long season is about to start. It’s not easy, but we are ready for the challenge”, Zidane spoke after winning El Clásico.
The coach was asked about the key factors to win FC Barcelona: “There are a lot of keys. We’ve done two great games. The first half today was superb. We put a lot of intensity. We are happy, with one more trophy”.
According to the French manager, Real Madrid can win everything with these players: “We have a great squad and when we change things, we didn’t notice. We removed Isco, who was doing great games, but this is very long with more than 65 games. If you make three or four changes, the team doesn’t change, so we have to be grateful”.
After winning all these titles, Real Madrid are favourites in the season: “It’s not this way. It’s not fachade. It will be long and tough. We haven’t won. We are going to fight La Liga until the end, like last season. We know it”.
Zidane said that the cycle is over: “I’m happy for starting like this, winning titles with these players. We finished a cycle with this Supercup and we start now a new one with four titles, that it will be very complicated”.
Finally, he was asked about Marco Asensio, who scored another great goal: “Not only Asensio is doing great things, the group wants to keep winning. I enjoy what it’s happening. I like football and when I see this kind of goal I enjoy it”, he finished.