Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane says his players must be at their very best today if they are to get a result at Malaga.
Los Blancos will be aiming to close the gap on Barcelona to seven points after the Catalan outfit defeated Las Palmas on Saturday evening. But despite their mid-table position, Zidane says the Andalucian side will be a tough proposition – as difficult as it was facing Roma during the week.
Speaking at his press conference ahead of the match, Zidane, who is yet to taste defeat since taking over a manager in January, said: “We have recovered well and are prepared to play in Malaga. It is going to be a difficult game against a good side I am sure it will be tough, like in Rome, but that is what we have each weekend. The important thing is to be ready from the outset.
“The difficult thing is that we are going to have difficult games away and at home, but more difficult away ones due to the fans. I hope that we show determination, are attentive, and intense with everything that we do. All the games are going to be difficult.”
Asked for his thoughts on Real’s situation at the moment and what a tough task they have ahead if they are to be successful this season, he responded: “I knew that it would be difficult and everything is new, but I know that the most important thing is to win and we are doing it. We have to keep performing at our maximum level. We are going to keep working. The only thing we all want is work because we know that work is how to achieve things.”