Real Madrid are just one point away of lifting La Liga trophy but the coach and the players want to be cautious. They travel on Sunday to La Rosaleda and a draw should be enough to win the title. However, they don’t trust Málaga and they need to recover after the tough game in Galicia.
Zinedine Zidane spoke after the game but he tried to hide the euphoria: “I don’t feel we’ve won La Liga. We still need to sum more points and keep doing our job. It was very important to get points. We’re happy with the three points but we have to play another game, that is going to be as tough or even tougher than this one. The dressing room is happy, cheerful because it was very important to get points”.
Real Madrid players are now looking forward to Málaga: “We are going to keep doing the same, we cannot speculate. It’s going to be a complicated game, we’re trying to play at the maximum”.
After playing so many games, the team could be exhausted: “Today we gave a lot. We need to rest, because with our effort we have to think on how we should rest. In the first half it was a box to box game, and this is not good for us. In the second half we were better with the ball and we did it better”, Zidane said.
Cristiano Ronaldo again scored two very important goals: “He’s great, physically is great. Not only scoring goals, he’s done a great effort in defense. You know he’s great. He can be happy”.
The journalists asked Zidane if the players are enjoying the game: “It’s very important to have have fun. I think everybody is enjoying the team and every Real Madrid supporter is enjoying these players. After nine months, the most important thing is the way of playing, we suffered and we have to suffer to win La Liga, but these players enjoy their moment and we can feel it”.
Finally, the manager was asked if it would be a surprise not to win La Liga title: “I think we did a great game. We are going to think in the next game”, the coach finished.