Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane says his players need to keep their great run of form going for two more games if they are to win La Liga.
Los Blancos host Valencia this afternoon and will once again hope both Barcelona and Atletico de Madrid slip up as they look to overall them in one of the tightest league contests for years.
The 10-time Champions League winners have won their last 10 games in the league and French boss Zidane has called on his troops to keep the momentum going.
Speaking at his press conference ahead of the game, he stated: “We’ve won 10 La Liga games in a row and we have to keep this run going. We’ve got two games left and they are both finals. We’re still very much in the race, that’s what I am telling the team. We’ve got to believe in our chances until the end. There are two games to go, we’re behind and we must keep moving forward and doing our best to win the match, and then we’ll see what happens.”
The 1998 World Cup winner took time to praise defender Alvaro Arbeloa who looks set feature at some point in his last home game for the club with no talks planned over a new deal.
He said: “He’s an important player for Real Madrid. A special person. He’s always fought hard for the shirt and everything he’s given Madrid has been outstanding. He’s won everything in football and he’ll be with us tomorrow as he always has been. He’s very professional, committed in training, he’s always been that way. Tomorrow, we have to play first and then, if necessary, there’ll be a party for him.”