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Zidane on Benzema’s Vinícius conversation: “This is a good thing”

The coach’s Friday press conference was dominated by talk of the leaked conversation from Mönchengladbach.

Borussia Moenchengladbach v Real Madrid: Group B - UEFA Champions League Photo by Mario Hommes/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

Zinedine Zidane spoke to the media on Friday for a press conference that was dominated by the conversation between Karim Benzema and Ferland Mendy about Vinícius in Mönchengladbach. Several questions were asked about this matter and the coach repeatedly insisted that there is no problem.

On that issue, Zidane said: “The most important thing is that the players have spoken among themselves and that everything has been clarified. Many things are said on the pitch and they stay there. It’s good that these things happen because it means we’re alive. Many things are said on the pitch in the heat of the moment, that’s always been the case. That has happened. Not only have I said things to others, but others have said things to me too. But nowadays there are many more cameras. In any case, the matter has been clarified and now we need to save our energy for other things.”

Moving on to talk about Saturday’s game against Huesca, Zidane said he isn’t taking anything for granted. He said: “They’re a dangerous team. There are no small teams in Spain, which is why this is such a spectacular league. This is a final for us. These are three important points.”

Even though Tuesday’s match against Inter was also brought up, Zidane insisted that he’s not thinking about the Italians yet. He replied: “The final we have is tomorrow. Tuesday’s match doesn’t yet exist for me because the Huesca game is fundamental. The players know it’s all about tomorrow.”

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Posted by Managing Madrid on Friday, October 30, 2020

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