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Post-Match Press Conference: CD Leganés 2 - 4 Real Madrid

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Zidane: “I haven't got anything against James, quite the opposite.”

CD Leganes v Real Madrid CF - La Liga Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Zinedine Zidane answered the press’ questions on his side’s 4-2 victory over Leganés.

On Marco Asensio’s Performance

Asensio put in a brilliant performance, we know all about his quality. They're all making things difficult for me when it comes to naming the starting line-up because they're all performing.

This is how things will be between now and the end of the season and we're going to need everyone. We're all in the same boat and everyone is contributing.

On Rotations

They train well during the week and when it comes to naming the team I'm able to change a number of players. I've got a very strong squad.

On the James Substitution

It's to be expected that he gets angry because they all went to play a full game. These things happen and what I take away with me is his performance because he played very well.

I haven't got anything against James, quite the opposite. I bring him off a lot, but that's because he's an attacking player and he works very hard. That happens at lot to the players who play up top, like Karim. It's normal for him to get angry because I brought him off, but there's nothing more to it. I try to do what’s good for the team. He’s important to me, to the team and to everyone.

On Leganés’ goals

We made a very good start, we scored two goals and in three minutes the game changed due to the way they reacted. It was because of a lack of concentration, but then we controlled the second half better and we must forget those two minutes, although they could have proved costly.

At the time I got angry, I was furious. We let the opposition back into the game and that's football because you never know what can happen.

In two minutes we made things difficult for ourselves, but we got the fourth goal early in the second half and we controlled the match. I'm not worried about that.