Zinedine Zidane spoke before the match that Real Madrid will face against Real Sociedad tomorrow in Anoeta, the return of Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema and about his expectations with Asensio and Morata.
He recalled that the league is very important for the future of the year. “This league is very important. The Spanish cup and the Champions League are important but the league is the regular competition.” Zidane explained.
Answering the questions of the journalists about the first match against a difficult team like Real Sociedad, the French coach said that “Real Sociedad is a great team and even tougher if they play in San Sebastian“, Zidane answered.
One of the candidates to play in the starting 11 is the young Spanish player Marco Asensio. He made a great preseason and with the injuries of Benzema and Cristiano he could have the chance to play the first match of the season. ”He is a very important player, I´m happy with him. The last match against Sevilla he played and he scored a beautiful goal. Will see tomorrow who will play”.
Last week there were rumors about Mariano, who might leave the team on loan. Many teams of the league were interested in him because he had many minutes in the preseason and he played really good. “He is coming with us to Anoeta, he knows that there are other players that are going to play more than him. He is going to stay here and he must fight for minutes.” Zidane said about the doubt if Mariano will stay or leave.
The big concern is that the team of the French manager will start the regular season without Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema. Both are injured and everybody want to know when are they going to appear. ”There´s no date of recovery but Cristiano wants to play, he is training already with us. For Karim is different. He trained with us but without ball. I talked with him and we should wait until he is in good conditions”, Zidane explained about the return of Benzema and Cristiano.