Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has admitted that Sunday’s La Liga week 30 fixture against fifth placed Sevilla at the Santiago Bernabéu will a difficult game.
Madrid start the weekend in third place in La Liga but a massive 12 points adrift of arch-rivals Barcelona but the good news for Zidane’s men is they are 10 points clear of Villarreal in fourth, meaning they are well on course to secure Champions League football next season.
Zidane who is without defenders Sergio Ramos and Pepe for the match but has all his attacking big guns available, including Benzema spoke to the Real Madrid official website ahead of the Whites’ game against the Andalusians saying:
“It’s going to be a difficult game. They are a very strong rival, who, despite injuries, have a very good squad, with some great players. It will be difficult, I’m sure. We have had one of our best weeks since I arrived at Real Madrid and that is great.”
“I’m thinking about our next game which is tomorrow, and we have to do everything to win it. I’ll field the best team to win the game. I won’t think about the next game because in addition to tomorrow’s game we also have the international break and that will play a role in preparing for the next game.”
“We have 22 or 23 players. The only thing is that I will always field the best team as I see it. We always think game by game, but the good thing is to have all players available. This is the second time we have this and It is a positive thing for a manager.” Zidane stated.
Real Madrid will be desperate to avenge November’s humiliating 4-0 home defeat to Barcelona when they travel to the Nou Camp on April 2, but Zidane who will be taking charge of his first Classico as a manager insists his focus is completely on Sunday’s clash and not on the Camp Nou showdown that awaits his side immediately after the international break.