Zinedine Zidane spoke at press conference before the match they will play at Estadio de la Cerámica against Villarreal in the 24th week of the regular season. The French manager talked about Villarreal, Keylor Navas poor performances in the last matches, Gareth Bale, Marco Asensio’s absence in the last match against Valencia and Varane’s injury.
The French manager started the press conference talking about Villarreal: “It’s a very tough game. We know the difficulty of the match because they defend really good. We have the opportunity to achieve a victory only three days after the defeat at Mestalla”, Zidane said.
Gareth Bale can return to the line up after being on the bench in the last two games and this is what the French manager said about the Welshman:” Gareth Bale is ready to play. In these two weeks he trained really good and now he is physically 100%”, the French manager affirmed.
Asensio didn’t enter in the last list against Valencia and the journalists asked Zidane, why he doesn’t play after his good performances in this season:” Nothing has changed. I’m very happy with him. You know that the list is of 18 players and I can’t include all the players. He is going to have minutes because I’m happy with his performance”, Zidane said about Marco Asensio.
Keylor Navas has received many critics because of his last poor performances and the journalists didn’t doubt in ask him what happen with the Costa Rican player:” I trust in Keylor Navas and that is the most important thing”, Zidane defended Keylor Navas.
Varane couldn’t finish the match at Mestalla because of muscular problems and he will be out of the pitch for several weeks:” It’s an important injury for us because he has played many minutes in this season. I hope he comes back soon, but he will not return in several weeks. We have to think that we have other players to replace him in that position. We are not happy with his injury but we can’t do anything”, the French manager said about Varane’s injury.