Real Madrid - Zinédine Zidane: "We can't miss each other too much"

The French coach of Real Madrid appeared relieved and satisfied after his team's narrow victory against Elche (2-1), this Saturday, in La Liga.

Led by the score against Elche, 17th in Liga, Real Madrid finally managed to reverse the trend thanks to a double from their French striker Karim Benzema (2-1). Doubly decisive, the striker has yet avoided the worst at the White House, which takes advantage of this success to temporarily return to 5 points from Atlético.

If the mental strength of the Merengue has made the difference again, they have a habit of being scared in recent months. It is therefore a shared Zinedine Zidane who spoke to the media after the meeting. "I like the character they showed, but I would also like them to score before… I would rather have a quieter game. They are a team with character, we are alive in both competitions and we will continue to fight, ”he said.

"There are twelve games left and we will continue our work"

"It's a comeback. We believe in what we're doing, it was difficult for us, we had two or three scoring chances before and we didn't. In the end, with patience, we came back. It's a deserved result. These are two very beautiful goals, with very good movements. It's good for us, "added the French technician, who expects a complicated final sprint in La Liga. and who therefore wishes to avoid this kind of unbreathable scenario in the future.

"We knew it is a team that does not concede a lot of goals, which defends with two lines of four and two attackers, very strong physically. You have to find space and for that, you need a lot of patience. , rhythm, playing from one side to the other. Thanks to this patience, we obtained the three points. We can not miss too much. There are twelve games left and we will continue our work ", analyzed the former Real Madrid midfielder, having opted for a three-way defense.

"Whatever the system, there is always something positive for us. We had two or three chances before conceding the goal. We didn't score, but we have to think and I don't think the system changes a lot. After we can change it, we did it and the game also changed, "he concluded. If Atlético de Madrid is still far in the standings, this narrow success allows the club from the Spanish capital to pass Barça in the standings.