Zidane: "We'll fight right until the end and will have to play with intensity"

2 years ago - Posted by - stanley okonkwo

Zidane: "We'll fight right until the end and will have to play with intensity"

"Deportivo don't deserve to be where they are in the table and we'll have to be fully focused right from the off", added the Whites' boss.
Zinedine Zidane took to the media room at Real Madrid City on the eve of the team's fixture against Deportivo and the Whites' coach had the following to say about the first game of the second half of the campaign: "Deportivo don't deserve to be where they are in the table. They're a very good side. We'll have to be fully focused, look to make the best possible start and play with real intensity. They don't deserve to be where they are and it'll be a tough game".

"We have to keep doing the things we're doing well and improve on those areas where we're not performing. We know that we're at home and our plan is always the same: to play our game, create chances and get close to their box to score goals. We'll be going all out in each of our games between now and the end of the season".

Has the Bernabéu lost its fear factor?
I'm not bothered about that and it's not something I think about. As always, I'm just focused on us. We're a tight-knit group and the solution lies within. We need to go out and show just who we are and we've got an opportunity to do that tomorrow".

His current plight
"I'm just thinking positively. Never will I throw the towel in. I'll be fighting as I always do because that's what I've been taught to do. I'll never give in, which is just what this club's values are all about".

Ramos' recovery
"He should be due to return to training with the group next week. That's the plan and we'll take it day by day. He was out on the grass this morning and his recovery is going well".

It's a positive to have players with the quality that Ronaldo, Bale and Benzema have.

"The three of them will be in the squad but I'm not going to say who'll play. It's a positive to have players with the quality that they have and it's good to welcome injured players back. I'm very happy to have these three brilliant players in my squad. It's important that they're back and available. They're a real threat in attacking areas and can offer the team a great deal".

"He's really raring to be back out there, to be with his teammates and offer the team what he does best. He just has to play football and he's keen to show what he can do. We're unable to control the criticism and the messages about him".

"We won't be making any signings. There will never be any issues between the club and myself. We always do things together and if we're discussing something it's always with the club. There are no contrasting opinions".

"He's happy and is pleased to be here. The most important thing in this is my player and I'm not going to give my opinion about what others say. I've spoken to him and he's told me many times that he's happy. He must be focused on what he's doing and concentre on being here. He's the present and the future of Real Madrid despite not playing much".

Situation of those getting less game time
"I can't see that anyone is looking down. They're all happy to be here. They're all very hard-working and I'm lucky enough to be working with them".

"I don't speak about players that aren't mine. Everyone in the world of football likes Neymar. He's a great player".


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