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Zidane: "Bale not recovered yet"

The French manager knows that the match against Granada "will be difficult"

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Real Madrid can't afford a mistake like the one they made two weeks ago against Betis. Barcelona have a solid lead in the Liga BBVA table and Los Blancos have to win most of their matches now. That is what Zidane said in today's pre-match press conference.

"We know that tomorrow's match will be difficult. We have prepared all week. We cannot drop any more points," said the Frenchman.

Zidane also said that Bale will not be available for the game. The Welsh attacker picked up an injury that will keep him out at least until the Champions League game against AS Roma, according to the latest reports coming from Spain. "We decided to keep him out for this one. He's better, but not fully recovered yet," explained Zidane.

Betis scored an early goal two weeks ago and that's what made things difficult for Real Madrid. Zidane worked hard to prevent that from happening tomorrow.

"We weren't ready for it. I am sure that if we start the game well we will earn all three points available tomorrow," concluded Real's manager.

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