Zinedine Zidane was happy after the victory against Eibar (3-0) at home although the team didn’t play well. Actually, the manager thinks that there are several things to improve: “We had a lack of fluency. We can do it better. With the ball we can do it better. At the end we had many chances and sometimes you have to think that you cannot do everything perfect”.
Despite these problems with the way of playing, Los Blancos got the three points: “The 3-0 is a good result. Well in defense and I have the perception that everything wasn’t perfect, but happy. It was important to get the three points today”.
Zidane was asked about the decision of leaving Benzema on the bench: “It was planned. After these weeks we decided to leave him on the bench. It doesn’t mean anything. He had to rest and after he’s been half an hour very well. It’s good news and, besides, he’s very very good. Karim has a bit of everything. Football is that. It’s important to score, but there are other things. I see them and Benzema has it”.
Cristiano Ronaldo couldn’t score again and he was a bit desperate: “We are not concerned, we know that for him it’s important, but this is very long. In La Liga he’s going to be back little by little, we can be calm”.
Today, Cristiano Ronaldo will receive The Best award: “He is the best footballer of his generation, it’s well deserved. All the awards he’s won are deserved. He is the best”.
The manager wanted to face the criticism: “We are here to do well our job. People speak. We can do it better, but we’re not doing it bad. Besides, all the things these players have done, and they keep winning. Like the day against Manchester United or Barcelona, but it’s impossible to play always like this. At the end we have to do a balance”.