Zinedine Zidane spoke two weeks after his last press conference after the game against Real Sociedad. Los Blancos are back in the pitch this Saturday to face Osasuna at Pamplona, a cursed stadium for Real Madrid.
Zidane remembered his games at Pamplona: “I wasn’t comfortable there. I confirm it’s an unpleasant visit. They always complicate the things and this is not going to change”, the manager said. “We arrived well because we had time to work and this means we go well. It’s a difficult pitch. It’s the top against the bottom and I don’t like that at all. It’s a team that plays well and in their stadium is always complicated. We know what to expect tomorrow”, Zidane confirmed.
Zizou also spoke about the transfer rumours and the possible renewal of Isco’s contract: “This decision will be made by the club and the player. Isco is a key player for us. I like a lot this footballer”. Keylor Navas and the possible signing of De Gea was also present in the press conference: “He’s very well and I have a squad with 24 players and I don’t want to wait, listen or think what is going to happen next. I only focus on my players in the four months of competition we still have”.
Modric and Carvajal are back to the list and the only injury concern is Gareth Bale: “I hope Bale will be ready before the second leg against Napoli. He’s working well. I see him with hope. He only has to train with the team, that the most important issue”.
Zidane also spoke about the controversy about the postponement of the game Celta v Real Madrid: “We always want to play. Of course 15 days without playing is a lot. A decision was made and we respect that and now we have to think in the upcoming games”.
Finally, the manager was also asked about the Copa del Rey final. FC Barcelona want Santiago Bernabéu as the venue, but Florentino Pérez said there were refurbishing works in the summer: “If you ask in Barcelona about Madrid, the answer would be the same. If the president says there are works, there are works”, the French finished.