Pre Match Video
Head coach Zinedine Zidane is tipping his side to return to winning ways when they host Espanyol in Sunday’s La Liga enounter at the Bernabaeu. Zidane saw his side drop their first points, following his recent appointment, with a 1-1 draw away to Real Betis last week.
(on FIFA temporary suspension of the transfer ban on Real Madrid)
“I don’t want to get involved in all this mess, so do you know what am I going to tell you? That the only thing I think about, me – Zinedine Zidane, is the match tomorrow. That’s all I care about, the three points tomorrow. And then we will see what happens. If we can do something or if we can’t, we will see in summer.”
(on the 1-1 draw playing Betis last week)
“I am obviously a little disappointed by the result, especially because my players did very well. But well, the only thing we have to do is winning and that’s what we’re trying to do. We’re getting ready to get the next three points.”
(on Gareth Bale)
“Gareth’s fine. He has had a good week. He’s physically fine, I don’t think he’s still hurting by his injury and that’s a good thing. The idea is for him to join the rest of the group next week. But it was a very good week.”
(on Karim Benzema subpoena):
“I spoke to him before he went to France. Everything went very well and that’s what matters. We have spoken again a little bit and what I care about is that he’s okay, and right now he is. We can see it on the pitch. He’s happy, he’s excited every time he plays, he plays very well on the weekends, and that’s what matters the most. Regarding his case and his personal problems, I hope it will be sorted out as soon as possible.”
Head coach Zinedine Zidane tips his side to return to winning ways when they host Espanyol in Sunday’s La Liga enounter at the Bernebaeu. Zidane saw his side drop their first points following his recent appointment, with a 1-1 draw away to Real Betis last week.
Espanyol subs: Abraham, Pau Lopez, Oscar Duarte, Montanes, Fuentes, Ciani, Canas.
Espanyol (4-2-3-1): Arlauskis; Javi Lopez, Alvaro, Enzo, Duarte; Victor, Diop; Perez, Jordan, Sevilla; Sylla.
Real Madrid subs: Kiko Casilla, Nacho, Casemiro, Vazquez, Kovacic, Jese, Danilo.
Real Madrid (4-3-3): Navas; Carvajal, Varane, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo; Kroos, James, Modric; Isco, Benzema, Ronaldo.