Pre Match Video
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said he will not rush Gareth Bale’s return to the team ahead of their La Liga fixture with Celta Vigo on Saturday (5th March).
Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid coach (On recent defeat to Atletico Madrid)
“Losing is not nice for anybody, I’ll give you that. But it won’t stray me from my goal. My goal is clear: it is the work we’ve been doing so far. But obviously this requires time. I know what the results are and I am aware, since I started coaching this team, that every time we lose or draw a match it is a catastrophe.”
(On Gareth Bale)
“The first thing is that Gareth is summoned, and that’s a good thing, that’s happiness for all of us, for all the fans too. We will see how it goes but the important thing is that he’s with Real Madrid. He’s been out for a very long time so it’s important to stand by him step-by-step, calmly.”
(On Saturday’s game with Celta Vigo)
“I’m not thinking about Tuesday (Roma in Champions League) but about tomorrow. The most important thing is tomorrow, to play a good game with a good team, which will be a little bit the same and a little bit different. I like this because every player is important to me. They all are.”
CELTA substitutes: Alvarez, Radoja, Bongonda, Guidetti, Beauvue, Drazic, Sene.
CELTA (4-2-1-3): Blanco; Jonny, Mallo (c), Gomez, Planas; Wass, Diaz; Hernandez; Orellana, Aspas, Nolito.
REAL substitutes: Casilla, Varane, Nacho, James, Bale, Marcelo, Jese.
REAL (4-3-3): Navas; Carvajal, Pepe, Ramos (c), Danilo; Kovacic, Casemiro, Isco; Vazquez, Mayoral, Ronaldo.