Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane will be hoping for a good outing when he leads his team out against Granada on Sunday 7 February and has termed the match a must win.
Zidane, whose side is third on the La Liga table still bears title ambitions and ahead of the Granada game, said if his charges want to stay in the title race, it is imperative that they bag three points from the match.
The manager will be particularly worried with Real Madrid’s away form and particularly against Real Betis who forced a 1 – 1 draw and he wants his team to give it a strong start, like they do while playing at home.
“It is a difficult game against a strong opponent,” Zidane said. “We must begin the game strongly. We must do things differently than against Betis. We cannot drop more points. Only a win is any good for us.”
“We know they will come out strong. Against Betis we were not ready and when they score a quick goal against you it is more difficult. With the quality we have we can win the game. The key is to use that quality from the first minute. If we begin the game strongly, as we do at the Bernabeu, everything is easier.” He said.