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Real Madrid: Zidane press conference ahead El-Clasico tomorrow

Zinedine Zidane appeared at a press conference on the eve of El-Clasico La Liga clash between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona on Saturday.

The Real Madrid coach, Zinedine Zidane replied to the press questions ahead El-Clasico.

Zidane on Preparation for the match

“We are preparing in the same way as the other day, we know it will be a difficult game, with maximum demands. But we are ready, we have had a few days to recover.”

Zidane on La Liga winner

“Atlético have the advantage, they are first. It’s a very competitive La Liga, anyone can win it. We won’t know until the end, there are a lot of points at stake.”

He is more imaginative in the face of absences, does he feel he is a better coach? “We’re working every day, we’re having a good time. There’s a lot at stake and we’re alive in everything, we’re going to continue like this.”

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Real Madrid coach on Vinicius and the possible arrival of Mbappé at the same post

“I am only talking about our own. Eden is not available. We are happy with Vini. We have complications with the injured. It is a team where everyone is involved.”

Zidane on Ramos is absent, what if it was his last Clasico?

“I hope no, he won’t be here tomorrow, it’s a shame. I hope he stays here.”

On Vinicius’ potential

“We are happy with him but we have to leave him alone because it talks a lot. He is focused on what he has to do.”

Zinedine on Winning the match

“As against Eibar, although the repercussion is not the same. We want to win the games. That’s all there is to do.”

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Zinedine on defeat and farewell to La Liga

“No, and I’m not thinking about that. We’re going to give it our all tomorrow, we’re optimistic and we want to play a great game.”

Madrid coach on Mbappé transfer rumors

“I know him, we know each other well. That’s all. He’s not my player and I can’t talk about anything. He’s a great player and what he is. wants to do in the future, we’ll see, but that’s not my concern. “

Like it to be Messi’s last Clasico?

“Not at all. Let him stay, he’s fine here. It’s good for the Spanish league”

Will Hazard be available tomorrow?

“(Laughs) You’ll see tomorrow.”

Zidane on Militao

“It’s the same as for Vini .. He has just arrived and he is learning a lot, I see him improving every day. He is a player of the present and the future, we are happy to ‘have Mili with us. “

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Asensio

“For an attacking player it’s important to score goals, it gives confidence and even more after an injury like this.”

What does Hazard’s return depend on?

“It depends on how the player feels. There is a recovery process and how he feels is very important to whether he can come back to the pitch.”

Messi hasn’t scored in a Clasico since 2018

“We know who Messi is, he may not score, but we know the player he is. We’re playing against Barcelona, ​​they’re all very good. We’re going to try to counter their strengths because they have a lot of them. We want to see a good game. “

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