Zidane: "I don't like this Getafe game one bit"
Real Madrid's coach described the Champions League draw against Manchester City as "very very difficult - the only positive is that we're playing the return at home".
Zidane attended the media in Valdebebas after Friday's session and had two matters to discuss - the outcome of the Champions League draw which pitted Real Madrid against Manchester City, and tomorrow's trip across town to the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez, for the Week 33 meeting with Getafe.
Criticism: "We have to work and give our best to win our games and that's all. I don't mind criticism, it usually only happens after we lose".
Champions League draw: "It's a semi-final, and for that reason it's going to be very very difficult; the only positive is that we'll play the return leg at the Bernabéu".
[Txiki] Begiristain says Madrid are the favourites: “That is something which will always happen and we do not mind. We know that City are a difficult side and we will be preparing for the game as we always do, with the objective of going through”.
Madrid always seem to get 'easy' rivals: “I don't agree with that. They said Wolfsburg was an easy game and look what happened”.
Rotations: “I'll be making a few changes against Getafe”.
Benzema excluded from the France squad for EURO 2016: “I've spoke to him. I'm not going to enter into the Federation's decision to leave him out but he is quite upset by it all, he's sad and annoyed because he wanted to be a part of the team at the tournament. He can contribute a lot to the national team because he's a great player. I am completely confident that he will continue doing a good job for us but I cannot comment on whether I think it's fair or not”.