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Zidane praises Brahim Diaz after draw against Getafe

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

Real Madrid completed a decent performance against Getafe but couldn’t get the three points as the match ended in a scoreless draw. One of the few highlighted players was Brahim Diaz, who showed his potential and ability to dribble past opponents. After the match, coach Zinedine Zidane praised the young man.

“I am happy with his progress, he had a great game. He likes to play and I love fearless players. He had a good game but I had to take him off because he was suffering some cramps. He played well and I am happy, I love how he plays. Let’s see what happens next year. The crucial thing is what happened today,” said Zidane.

Brahim will be expected to leave the club on a loan deal next summer although things could ultimately change if he keeps playing this well before the end of the season. Zidane also said that Real Madrid deserved to get the win.

“We played well and deserved a lot more. We had chances to score a goal, especially in the first half. I am happy with the way we played, our willingness and focus, but not so happy with the result,” explained the coach during the post-match press conference.

Zidane decided to start Keylor Navas even after Thibaut Courtois’ return to the team. The coach didn’t want to say much about his decision.

“Keylor played today because I’m the coach and I make the decisions. We’ll see how it goes on Sunday,” he said.

Getafe will be competing for a spot in next year’s Champions League and Zidane wanted to show some respect and appreciation.

“If Getafe are fourth there is a reason behind it. They are doing well. They have 55 points and there are just four games to go. You have to congratulate them and hope they finish as high as possible in the league,” concluded the coach.

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