Zidane: The Important Thing is to be Ready for 8 August

Zidane: The Important Thing is to be Ready for 8 August


Zinedine Zidane spoke at press conference after the third defeat of Real Madrid in the preseason against Barcelona in the International Champions Cup. Los Blancos didn’t play a good match, showing that they are not fit and that they must improve a lot if they want to win the European Super Cup against Manchester United and the Spanish Super Cup, where they will face again the team managed by Valverde.

The French manager started the press conference giving his opinion about the preseason Clásico: “We started the game very bad. We received two goals in only seven minutes  and that’s because we were not focused. Then, after the first 10 minutes, we improved and we played as we usually do. We had good moments during the game, but in the overall we cannot say that it was our good match for us”, Zidane said about El Clásico.

Zidane also spoke about the bad results they had in the three games of the preseason: ” It’s a preseason and I can affirm you that the three results are not the expected ones, but the important thing is to be ready for August 8. We must be patience and work very hard for the next official games”, the French coach affirmed about the bad performances in the three fist preseason games.

The journalists didn’t’ doubt once again on asking Zidane if Real Madrid need any signing for next season: “I’m not going to answer you that question because is the same as the one you asked me ten day ago. I must work wth the players I have and we will see if there are any changes.  I’m satisfied with my squad”, Zidane seemed a bit angry with the question about the possible signings.

After three games where Real Madrid lost all of them, the medias asked the French manager if they are ready to face the European Super Cup against the Red Devil: ” We didn’t play well but this is only the preseason. We are going to Chicago to play the last game and after we will be focused in the clash against United. We also did good things we don’t have to be pessimistic. We know that the results were not positive but we have time to improve”, he affirmed.