Zidane, Bothered when Asked again about James Rodríguez

Zidane, Bothered when Asked again about James Rodríguez


Real Madrid have won four straight games in La Liga and are top of the table. Los Blancos can get a new record of 17 straight victories in the league but Zinedine Zidane is not concerned in records. The French manager only think about titles and improving. And the next game is against Villarreal a tough team.

Some people criticized the way Real Madrid played against Espanyol. Zidane knows there is still work to be done but he’s happy about the squad so far: “We can always improve but we’re doing quite well. There is criticism, it’s normal. […] We are trying to improve the way of playing, for instance, with a clean sheet”.

The next game is against Villarreal, who haven’t lost a game in La Liga so far: “We know we are going to have a tough game. Another home game with a good rival, who has not lost. We know they are a good team. We had few time to prepare the game, but now training it’s not important. It’s important to prepare well the games […]. We’re ready and we’ll see what happens”.

He was also asked about the squad and Zidane again spoke really well about his players: “Here they have always great squads. I’m very lucky to train this team, I want this team, my team”.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale will be back against Villarreal and Zidane also is happy with Benzema: “Physically, he is much better. He played really well on Sunday“. However, Pepe and Keylor Navas are not ready to play, so Zidane confirmed that both will be out of the list.

One of the protagonist of Real Madrid’s victory on Sunday was James Rodríguez. Zidane was a bit uncomfortable when he was asked again for the same issue: “It looks like I have always to say that James has convinced me to play. The other day he played and our idea is that everybody has to play. I’m happy for his goal but also for his global performance. You are asking me about James and that bothers me because it looks like I have something against him and it’s the same speech with everybody”.