Zinedine Zidane spoke in press conference with Dani Carvajal before the second leg of the Spanish Supercup. Los Blancos got a great result (1-3) at Camp Nou but they have to finish off their rival to touch silverware for the second time this season. The manager won’t have Cristiano Ronaldo because the Portuguese was banned five games for pushing the referee after seeing the red card for diving.
Zidane spoke about this sanction in the press conference: “I’m annoyed, we are very annoyed. I’m not going to speak badly about the referees but we you look and after what happened, thinking that Cristiano won’t play the next five games… There is something, I’m bothered. It’s a lot”.
Despite the sanction, Zidane doesn’t see a black hand pulling the strings: “I don’t know, I hope it’s not the case. At the end, I stay with the five games”, the manager said.
About the game, Zidane doesn’t discard a comeback from Barcelona: “Everything can happen. In football is never over when there is a second leg ,we have to play and do it great. Barcelona is a good team that can put you in difficulties in any moment, I don’t have any doubt. In the first leg they had chances, we have to play a good game, we have to play until the end to win”.
The manager is very happy about the performance of the team so far: “I expected to work good early. In the tour we got ready for this, for the 8th of August, and then we played great that day and we won with personality. It was all the work during the tour, there the results weren’t great but it was the content. Now that we start the season we are happy, but this is very long and we have to work on a daily basis”.
Zidane was asked about what he is most proud of so far: “Everything they’ve done. Arriving here is not easy. We have a lot of talent and a lot of work behind, so I stay with the good work done by the players and my staff”.
The manager was also asked about Bale and Marco Asensio: “Both are working very well. We want to work well. Then, we are going to have a lot of games, a lot of changes, different teams every year… But we get ready, so the one that play, do it well”.