Zinedine Zidane spoke at pass conference after the victory against Espanyol at in the regular season. Los Blancos played a very complete match with many changes in the line-up and against a team that their priority was to defend. The French manager spoke about today’s match, Gareth Bale return, Morata’s performance and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Zidane started the pass conference talking about today’s match at Santiago Bernabéu:” We played with many changes in the line-up. All the players did a very good job. We did a good game. With 1-0 we couldn’t cal down. We deserved the third one because there was a penalty to Cristiano Ronaldo that the referee didn’t whistle”, the French manager said.
Real Madrid have scored in 42 consecutive games and this is what Zidane thinks about “the record”: ” The team is working very good and they are great players, but we have not won anything yet. Now we have two tough games. We will try to win the match at Mestalla. Today we scored two goals because we were patience”, Zidane explained
Morata was included in the starting 11 today and he played a very complete math scoring the first goal of the game:” I am very happy with Morata’s goal. It’s difficult for the players when they do not have many minutes, but he showed that he is ready”, Zidane said about Morata’s performance.
Gareth Bale played today after 88 days being injured and he scored the second goal from a great counterattack: “I’m very glad with his return. He wanted to play again because he has been three months without playing. I told him to enjoy the match. Bale is a different player“, Zidane said about Bale’s return.
Cristiano couldn’t score today and he seemed quite anxious in some of his chances:” I don’t see him anxious, I see him very happy and I think he played a good match. He worked a lot today. I’m not worried, he will be a key player for us in the season most important important”, the French manager affirmed.