Zinedine Zidane spoke in press conference before facing Real Sociedad, a very tough game at Anoeta. After two draws in a row in La Liga, Los Blancos need to win: “It’s an important game, we drew twice in a row at home. It’s four points and we play at home with the leader, so we know the importance of the game. We are not going to change anything that we want to do”, the manager said.
The French manager spoke about Real Sociedad: “We know we’re going to find a very good team. They’ve made a great start of the season. Anything change for us, we are going to try to make a good game and win”.
This will be the last game without Cristiano Ronaldo and the team will miss him: “We have to think this is the last game without him, we need him. When he’s not there, we have a good squad to play well and we have have players who can make it well. I trust my players, the ones that they’re going to play, and we are going to try to make a good game”.
Without Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale should be the leader of the team: “He can make it with this pressure. The price puts you the pressure. When I was bought, I was struggling at the beginning and then little by little… What I’m interested is in the motivation of the player, what the footballer wants. We are going to wait for the best Gareth. I don’t have any doubts that he’s going to play well. We have to be patient, but he’s used to the pressure”.
Finally, the manager also spoke about Dani Ceballos, who could start the game because Kovacic and Kroos are not available: “He’s going to be with us, with the group. I tell everyone that they have to be patient, this is the most important thing. Everyone is going to have opportunities and we haven’t done bad so far, I think. About Dani, he’s ready to play. These things take their time, he’s training well and he’s with the group. When he has the chance to be in the line-up, he’s going to make it well”.