Zinedine Zidane spoke in press conference before travelling to La Coruña to face Deportivo. El Clásico and the second defeat in La Liga focused his speech, but the manager wants to look forward to the next game: “We are fine and only thinking about the game against Deportivo. We’re going to try to give everything tomorrow and get the three points”.
He didn’t regret including Bale in the line-up because he was training normally and the Welshman said he was totally fit: “I’d do the same, he trained normally and it happened. You can’t avoid it. I trust my players. We cannot be happy but it’s not serious”.
The French manager confirmed that Varane will travel to Galicia: “He’s fine, happy to be with us, he doesn’t have pain, he trains normally. We expect this is his last problem of the season”. So Varane will be in the starting eleven with Nacho because Sergio Ramos is suspended.
Zidane also spoke about El Clásico and how pessimistic the journalists were after the clash: “Now Barcelona is going to win La Liga and Real Madrid doesn’t worth anything, but I know this isn’t the reality. I only ask my players to not change anything of what we are doing. We are going to keep looking forward”.
The manager is accepting the heavy criticism that he’s having after El Clásico: “We have to tolerate the critics. When we lost we have to accept them”. However, he’s happy about what he did: “I wouldn’t change anything. We lost a game and full stop. We made mistakes, like everybody. I’m the first one but we won’t change anything. We assume the risk and all over the world we did a good match. They won and that’s it. I don’t like to lose, but I won’t change anything”.
Finally, the French manager was sorry about all the miss chances: “We are missing, we can say. It’s part of football but I’m not worried. I’d be if we hadn’t had chances. We need to score more goals and kill the game. We are going to keep going and rectify this tomorrow”.