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Post-Match Press Conference: Granada 0 - 4 Real Madrid

Zidane: “This was a final for us.”

Granada CF v Real Madrid CF - La Liga Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images

Zidane took questions from the press after Real Madrid demolished Granada four goals to nil.

On the Match

We keep racking up the points and we're happy. We started the game well and that is what pleases us coaches. It shows that all of the players are focussed and intent on doing well. Every time they have the chance to play they take it and score. I am really pleased with this, there are some players who have had fewer minutes and that can be difficult

An early goal makes things easier. Granada did not roll over. I knew that Granada would come out that way, causing us problems unless we scored quickly. It is normal that Granada had more to overcome.

On La Liga and the Champions League

This was a final for us. We have three left in La Liga and one in the Champions League to get to the final. We know what we have to do, we're doing well and we are driven. We have approached these few months of competition well and we know what lies ahead.

We’re going to think about what we're doing. We’re happy with the result and tomorrow we’ll look towards Wednesday. We know it will be much more demanding than today's game. I’m happy with what my players have done and we’re going to rest and tomorrow we’ll turn our focus to the Champions League.

On James and Morata

We can talk about those two and all the players who play less. They go out and do remarkably well, although it’s not easy. It’s the result of the hard work that all the players put in, all the players who are physically fit are contributing. After nine months it’s difficulty because you’re playing for everything and normally come in to this stretch physically exhausted. But it's the opposite with us, we’re going in to the end of the season in good shape.

James looks really involved to me, he gives his all to the team and every time he plays he does well. He always looks committed, like everyone else.

On Real Madrid’s Title chances

I’m focusing on Wednesday's game. Then we'll see what happens. On Wednesday we are going to have to play a perfect game to get through. Tomorrow we are going to look at Wednesday’s game. I’m not thinking any further forward than that.

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