NewslettersSign inAPP
spainSPAINargentinaARGENTINAchileCHILEcolombiaCOLOMBIAusaUSAmexicoMEXICOperuPERUlatin usaLATIN USAamericaAMERICA


Zidane: "I'm not worried about Benzema not scoring"

The Real Madrid manage, Zinedine Zidane, spoke after their win over Leganes and discussed Gareth Bale's situation, Karim Benzema and their improved form.

Zidane: "I'm not worried about Benzema not scoring"

Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, analysed the Leganes game straight afterwards on beIN Sports that had been postponed and refixed due to the Club World Cup.

Evaluation: "It was a strange day, because of the wind. We got a result and we played a serious game. It was important to get three points and we got them."

Comeback: "After five minutes because we scored in the 10th minute. We had 85 minutes to come back into the game and we did it in five. We controlled the game very well and in the end, we continue our good run, no?"

Goal: "Yes, because in the last matches, we scored 23 goals and today three more. We can be happy with that. In the end, we know that if we do things well, we can do good things."

Benzema can't find the goal, are you worried? "No, worried no. It is the situation we have now. I would like him to score. The other day against Betis, he scored. Today, he couldn't score, but he did many good things for everyone else. Playing with Isco behind him and with the work behind them of Kovacic, Casemiro, Lucas and Marco Asensio, they came back to have a good game. I'm happy."

Karim Benzema on the ball against Leganes.
Full screen
Karim Benzema on the ball against Leganes.G3-SFP©GTRESONLINE

Benzema speaks to the media at the press conference

Asensio and Lucas Vazquez: "For me, they were always important. I'm happy for Lucas because he deserves it. For the goal today, he fought. Before the game, he wasn't good and he has had a great game. Asensio, too. Everyone in general and Kovacic, who has done phenomenal. And that's it. We want to continue with what we are doing. We had complicated moments and you have to take advantage to keep going."

Gareth Bale. Did you protect him, is he okay physically? "A little but of everything. I am happy with Gareth, you have to fo little by little with him. We want to go little by little with him so he can find his best form and that's the way we are going to go. We will see with the games that are coming now and how we will manage it. We are good, in a good moment and I will be counting on everyone."

Have you done work psychologically? "Only thinking and believing in what we are doing. Not to worry when they get a goal, it happened to us. And that didn't happen last year. We scored goals against opponents in the last minute. You have to accept that this is football. Now we are in a good moment and you have to keep fighting in every game. You have to rest well because we play on Saturday."


To be able to comment you must be registered and logged in. Forgot password?