Zidane: "Marcelo told me he felt that it was something minor"

The Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, praised the work of Lucas Vazquez and Marco Asensio and assessed the injury to Marcelo in the first half.

Zidane: "Marcelo told me he felt that it was something minor"

Zinedine Zidane discussed his side's victory over Real Betis on Sunday night at the Benito Villamarín.

In summary: "I am very happy. It's a very difficult pitch and a very good opponent. The result is very good. We started well, but then we backed off. And when we back off, we are not at ease. In the second half, we did well, pressing high and running. With the quality that we have up front we will cause problems for any opponent. In the opponent's half, we are better. The second half was spectacular. You have to give credit the games played by Marco Asensio and Lucas Vazquez."

Satisfied: "We came back, which supposes that we have character and that we change games. We are together and when we do things together, it shows. And like that, it's difficult for our rivals. That's what happened in the second half. We have to rest because we play on Wednesday. We will continue on."

Hoarse voice: "The other day, I shouted, and today I shouted a little bit more than usual."

Marcelo: "Hopefully, it's something small. Tomorrow we'll see. He said that the sensation is that it is small, but we will see in a few days."

Lucas and Asensio: "I always deserve more. When they have to do the dirty work, they do it and with personality. That they are doing this so well in this manner, knowing that there is an opponent that can cause problems for us. They did a very important job."

Letting in three goals: "It was a crazy game, back and forth. I like it because it means we played. Betis did fantasically and played very well. They controlled the last half an hour of the game. I am happy at the end. I'll keep the fact that we scored five."

LaLiga Santander

Table PTS W D L
3Valencia 46 14 4 6
4Real Madrid 45 13 6 4
5Sevilla 39 12 3 9
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*Update 18 de febrero de 2018