Real Madrid: Hazard "100%" out of Spanish Super Cup - Zidane
Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane spoke to the media ahead of Los Blancos' LaLiga clash with Getafe (Saturday, 16:00 CET).
Zinedine Zidane's pre-Getafe press conference:
Eden Hazard recovery:
"He's 100% out of the Spanish Super Cup. He isn't going to travel and for now he's continuing with his recovery. Hopefully when we get back from the Super Cup we'll start seeing him back with us bit by bit."
Lack of goals:
"I don't think it's a problem. There are times when you have chances and don't take them, and that's what has happened to us in recent games. We have to be relaxed about it and we are. That's what's good about football: we've now got another game tomorrow to get back amongst the goals."
Would it be a major failure if Madrid didn't win any silverware in 2020?
"No. A failure would be not trying to, not giving everything to. We'll just focus on training day in, day out and giving our all out on the pitch. At the end of the day, there can only be one winner in in LaLiga, one winner in the Champions League, and our opponents are no dummies."
"Isco is an important player and has shown that he wants to be there and fight for his place. What's important is knowing that every time you have the chance to play you have to perform, and the players are aware of that. I identify with Isco because of his position, and because he's a player I like."
Just one win in Madrid's last five first LaLiga games of the year:
"I couldn't tell you why that is. We've come back [from the Christmas break] in good nick, both physically and in the way we've trained. We're raring to get playing again. We're really motivated and are going to try and change the way we've been starting the calendar year."
Is 2020 the year in which you forget about Pogba?
"I can't answer that, because Paul belongs to another club. He's got a bit of an injury and I hope he's back playing soon. I wish him all the best. What's most important for us is the players we have, and tomorrow's game."
What's your assessment of the season Getafe are having?
"10 out of 10. They're a side who couldn't be doing more out on the pitch. They're close to the Champions League places, just as they were last term. Performing the way they are and being up at the top of LaLiga isn't easy."
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