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Zidane: “We can’t focus all on the negative”

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Real Madrid Training and Press Conference Photo by Angel Martinez/Real Madrid via Getty Images

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane spoke to the press ahead of Saturday’s home game against Villarreal, a crucial one for the team in front of their fans. The French coach talked about the team’s struggles and said he’s not worried about the whistles if Madrid can’t win tomorrow.

“I’m not worried about the Bernabéu. We want people to come and cheer us on, which is what they’ve always done. We can’t focus all on the negative. We need our fans. Just as when we’re playing well we need to keep our feet on the ground, when we’re going through a tough spell we need them to help us out,” said Zidane.

Once again, the French coach stated that he doesn’t want the club to make any signings.

“If you’ve got a player you want, he’s available and can bring something to the team you’re lacking, then you bring him in, but it’s not the case. I can’t think of anyone who would change that. We’ll look at it in June, not now,” added the coach.

Real Madrid will be facing Leganes in the next round of the Copa del Rey.

“It’s a tough tie. We’re in the quarter-finals, but the positive thing is that we don’t have to leave Madrid. Before we look ahead to the semis, we must focus on the quarter-finals. We’re Real Madrid and we know how difficult each game can be. All the opposition is tough,” said Zidane.

Finally, he shared some words about Villarreal.

“We’re going to try all we can to win the game. That’s our goal and it’s what we’re preparing for. They know how to use the ball very well and they cover a lot of ground. They’re a positive team and their results reflect that,” concluded Madrid’s coach.