The French manager spoke in press conference before facing Granada in La Liga. Another step more to win the title: “There are few games remaining and we know that these are three very important points. We’re going to give everything on the pitch”, Zidane warned the rival.
However, the most important words came when he was asked about Mbappé after the front page of Marca, where they say that the player agreed to play with Los Blancos: “He almost signed for Real Madrid… but it didn’t happen finally. He’s doing a great season but I don’t use to talk about players who I don’t train”.
The manager is very calm before the last games of the season: “I’m not worried at all, but we haven’t won. We can win everything or nothing. We only know that we have to keep working until the end, until the last minute of the last game. I don’t know what will happen, but I like that we’re working respectfully”.
In the same speech, Zizou explained why he didn’t know where he will train the next season: “At Real Madrid the results are very demanding. I love a lot this club and I’ve been here for 16 years, but I know exactly where I am. If you don’t deliver good results you go home. During my career, I’ve always tried to win everything”.
He also had very kind words for Florentino Pérez: “The truth is that I try to give everything. I know about football. Every day I go to train with the hope and I’m learning and progressing. What it’s said outside I don’t care. Being at Real Madrid is the best thing ever happened in my professional career”.
Zizou also demanded the Golden Ball for Cristiano Ronaldo: “I see it that way. The credit is his. He’s close to the next one, yes”. The manager also confirmed that the Portuguese will rest again: “I speak a lot with Cristiano and he knows himself a lot. He knows that until now, he’s played 60-70 games so he needs to rest a bit. I’m not the coach who has put Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench. I know that players need to rest. If everyone wants to arrive until the end at their top they have to rest”.
Zidane also confirmed that Pepe won’t join the group yet: “Fabio is going to be with us. Pepe is fine and he’ll be with us the next week. Varane had some problems and we don’t want to risk”.