Zinedine Zidane spoke in press conference before the last game of La Liga this year. Los Blancos face Deportivo de la Coruña at Santiago Bernabéu with the goal of keeping the distances with FC Barcelona, who will play in Pamplona against Osasuna.
The French manager announced a lot of changes for the game, including Karim Benzema, who didn’t train with the colleagues: “He’s available, but we’re giving him some rest. Tomorrow he’s going to rest, like other players”.
It will be a tough game, according to the manager, Deportivo thrashed Real Sociedad on Monday and they’ve lost a lot of points in the last minutes of the games: “Seeing Deportivo in this position is very strange. Tough game and the last of the year”.
It could be a good weekend for Real Madrid because Barcelona play away: “Six points it’s not an important gap. It’s not to think that we are going to win La Liga”. If Real Madrid don’t lose, Zidane will have the longest unbeaten run in the history of the club: “The important thing is the job the players are doing, not what the manager does”.
Zidane also spoke about the problems with the Tax Revenue that some Real Madrid players are facing. There are some informations about Cristiano Ronaldo, Pepe, Modric or Fabio Coentrao and the possibility that these players are not paying the taxes to the Spanish authorities: “When people talk about these issues, of course, it affects. I hope this can be sorted very quickly. I don’t want parallel trials. The footballers know what they do”.
Finally, of course, Zidane spoke about James Rodríguez. The Colombian played a good game against Borussia Dortmund and the manager was very clear about his future: “James won’t leave, I don’t want him to leave”.