Zinedine Zidane has hailed his players after Real Madrid’s 4-0 win over Sevilla on Sunday and says the team is capable of great things if they continue to perform like that.
Los Blancos ran out comfortable winners thanks to goals from Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Jese to close the gap on second placed Atletico de Madrid to just one point.
While their chances of winning La Liga remain minimal despite gaining some ground on Barcelona, Zidane said if his players continue to perform at the level they did against the Andaclucian side, they can win plenty of trophies in the coming seasons.
“I’m very happy with how the game has gone from the first minute to the last. As I said before the game we have had one of our best weeks and this is the fruit of our labour. It was one of the best games since I arrived. In the Bernabéu, we have had some great games and this is one more. I can’t say whether it’s our best,” he told reporters at his press conference.
And he added: “It was a difficult game. I am happy with the players’ performances. We are capable of doing great things on this pitch. The players know that. in football all games are different. We must always apply the same intensity and focus. If we do this then I will not be worried.”
With the Clasico up next in two weeks time, Zidane was asked whether he had a clear starting eleven in mind.
He responded: “Every game is different. I will count on all of my players. The difficult thing is to leave players out but that is my responsibility. I always try to field the best team. All of the players are important. Today was one game and we will see who will play in the next one. I want to highlight the hard work of all the players, even those who haven’t played.”