Real Madrid are again top of the table after the victory (2-1) against Athletic Club on Sunday. It was a suffered game for Los Blancos, who had to wait until the 82th minute to see the goal of the victory, scored again by Álvaro Morata.
Despite Los Blancos didn’t play a great game against Athletic, who missed some of the most important players of the squad, the coach Zidane was very happy with the match: “I like everything, we can have more accuracy or less. If you score all the chances, you thrash your rival, but the most important thing is to give everything and I saw the team with aim to work. I’m happy with my players”.
Real Madrid had to wait until the last minutes to see the victory, but Zidane is not worried for this: “Most of the games are like this. In football you need to suffer. There aren’t any easy games. We are not going to win La Liga without working, without suffering, you cannot score five or six goals so easy. Footballers gave everything. If we didn’t have this attitude, we would be worried but it’s not the case”.
Álvaro Morata and Lucas Vázquez came in from the bench again and they were very important to win the game: “Both are very well. They play and every time they come in, they do it pretty well. We’ll see, but they’ve played several times in the starting eleven. The most important thing is that the team stays together, just like now”, Zidane said. Maybe both have the chance to start on Wednesday fixture against Cultural Leonesa in Copa del Rey.
Again, Real Madrid couldn’t have a clean sheet, perhaps a problem for the future: “I’m not worried. The rivals put you in difficulties. Of course we need to improve. We are going to improve these details so we don’t receive these kind of goals”.