Two points ahead of Barcelona, Zidane reluctant to feel proud
Coach Zinedine Zidane called on his players to take it easy after successfully surpassing Barcelona in the standings. According to him, a two-point advantage does not mean anything, competition is still very open between the two teams.
On the 32nd La Liga jornada on Monday morning West Indonesian Time (29/06), Real Madrid visited Espanyol’s headquarters. In the match, Zinedine Zidane’s troops managed to bring home three points thanks to a narrow 0-1 victory.
That way, Real Madrid automatically again takes over the top of the standings from the hands of its rivals, Barcelona. The distance between the points of the two teams was widened to two points after Messi et al were only able to draw at the headquarters of Celta Vigo.
Obviously this advantage is important, but for coach Zinedine Zidane said it doesn’t mean anything. According to the French coach, competition is still ongoing between the two teams given there are still 6 matches left to play.
“I don’t consider that we have won La Liga, this will be determined until the last day. See how difficult it is to play against a team that is at the bottom of the table.
“You will never know about this league, “Zidane said as quoted by Marca.
Yesterday’s victory over Espanyol won by Real Madrid thanks to the single goal of their flagship midfielder, Casemiro. The Brazilian national team player successfully utilized the beautiful backheel bait from Karim Benzema.
But the coach Zinedine Zidane even flattered Karim Benzema. In addition to the beautiful backheel that was Casemiro’s goal, overall the Frenchman performed brilliantly throughout yesterday’s match.
“I’m not surprised by anything Karim has done. He is a player who creates something on the field and his control, his heel passes,”
“This could be the best moment of the season. I am very happy with my players. Winning this match is not easy. I have to congratulate the players, “concluded the man from France.
Los Blancos itself still has 6 matches left, in which next they will fight Getafe at Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium. The match itself was held next Friday, June 29, 2020.