Zinedine Zidane says the players are delighted with the 2-0 win over Roma in the Champions League but are aware the tie is not over yet.
Los Blancos secured an impressive win to take back to the Santiago Bernabeu thanks to goals from Cristiano Ronaldo, who silenced his critics who had claimed he does not scored enough away from home, and Jese, who netted his first Champions League goal for the club.
At his press conference afterwards, Zidane told reporters it was an important result but no one would be getting carried away at this point.
“Nothing is definitely over in football. We are happy with the result because it is not easy to win here 0-2. We have to play the return leg. Tonight we will sleep happily, from tomorrow on we have to think about the league game this Sunday against Málaga and we will see what happens in the return leg, but the knockout phase is still open,” he stated.
And he added: “We are always going to have difficult away games and today was one of them. We played a lot better than in the other away games, but it will also be more difficult than at the Bernabéu. Today was an important game because it is a knockout game and we managed to keep a clean sheet and score goals.”
While Real were busy with the Champions League, Barcelona extended their lead over them in La Liga to seven points by beating Sporting Gijon.
Asked for his thoughts on the league situation, Zidane admitted catching the Catalan side would be tough but Real will give everything to do so.
“I am still thinking the same thing. We are seven points behind and it will be difficult, but we are giving it everything and we are all happy. We are going to rest well and think about the Málaga game. On Sunday we will try to do everything to get what we need to get,” he commented.