Zidane: We’ll see if Casemiro can play El Clásico

Zidane: We’ll see if Casemiro can play El Clásico


Real Madrid face Cultural Leonesa on Wednesday (20.00 local time) in the second leg of the Last 32 Round of the Copa del Rey. However, everybody is talking about El Clásico, the best game of the season that will take place on Saturday at Camp Nou.

Zinedine Zidane spoke in press conference and confirmed that Casemiro will play tomorrow against Cultural Leonesa, so he might be available to play on Saturday: “Casemiro is going to have minutes. The idea is that he plays tomorrow. Then, we’ll see on Saturday. He’s back with the group so theoretically, he’s ready to play”, Zidane said. The coach also confirmed that Fabio Coentrao is injured, James Rodríguez will have minutes tomorrow and Cristiano Ronaldo will rest.

Some big names won’t play the game, so it’s time for the youngsters: “Enzo, Tejero and Odegaard will be with us. Perhaps, someone else, but the normal thing will be the three of them, together with everybody who will be available for tomorrow”.

Los Blancos thrashed 1-7 Cultural Leonesa but they want to give a good show tomorrow: “We face the game knowing the result of the first leg. The job well done, we still have to play the second leg and we should do it right for the people who are going to come to watch the game. We’ll try to win, as always”.

Real Madrid will try to keep the good run of 31 games unbeaten against Cultural Leonesa, although sometimes the team is not that intense when playing: “It’s human. I’m not concerned. What we have to do it’s to improve things. I can’t ask my player to give more than what they are doing. Things cannot always go right. What we have to do is to improve. I know it because I played football and sometimes I played bad […]. We are not down, but in a good moment to enjoy and keep going because we haven’t won anything”, Zidane said.

Finally, Zinedine Zidane has some word for the tragedy in Colombia, where a plane crashed with the players of Chapecoense on board: “It’s a tragedy. It’s complicated, difficult to face. We’re a bit sad. We want to give our condolences in the name of the club to all the families and friends”.