Zidane: Real Madrid Have Won Nothing Yet – Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane has made clear that, despite Barcelona drawing 2-2 with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night, the title race is not over.
Los Blancos host Getafe at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano on Thursday and, should they win, they could open up a four-point lead over Barcelona whilst also having the head-to-head advantage.Regardless, Zidane is aware that Real Madrid cannot take anything for granted.
“We haven’t won anything [yet],” Zidane stated during Wednesday’s pre-match press conference.”We have six games [left]. Eighteen points.
“Until we are mathematically champions, we have to keep going.”But the rivals are going to do everything they can to win their games.”No confidence and no saying ‘this is over’.”I’ve experienced this situation as a player.”We have won absolutely nothing.”
Achraf Hakimi is on the verge of joining Inter in a move that came as a surprise to some Real Madrid fans, as they thought the 21-year-old might be able to return to the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu after an impressive two-year loan spell at Borussia Dortmund.”Hakimi is ours, but anything can happen here,” Zidane noted.”But there are two things at this club: the economic and the sporting [aspects].”It’s not the case to talk about that now.”Things may happen soon, but I’m talking about the sporting part.
“I am interested in Achraf’s situation, but it is something for the club.”There is the club, a player and a coach.”In the end, there are things that are decided and that’s it.
“Eden Hazard has been fouled once every 23 minutes this season, yet the Real Madrid boss is calling for patience with the Belgian.”He’s very good and the opponents know it,” Zidane said.”But there’s no intention of hurting any player.”We have to be calm with Eden.
“He’s been off the pitch for a long time and you have to go easy on him.”He’ll be fine in a little while.”James Rodriguez has come out in public to state his frustration at not playing more regularly, which the Frenchman understands perfectly.
“James is telling the truth,” Zidane commented.”He wants to play more and that’s normal. I understand that.”But we’re going to go until the end like this.
“Real Madrid have earned maximum points since football got back underway, winning five games out of five, and Zidane is delighted with how they’ve done.
“I’m very happy and proud of the players,” the coach explained.”But we have six ‘finals’ left and one is tomorrow [July 2].”And we have to think about trying our best to win.”We’re good, but this doesn’t mean anything.”