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Zidane: “Hazard suffered a knock, but it’s nothing more”

The coach analysed the victory over Inter.

Real Madrid v Internazionale - UEFA Champions League Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images

Real Madrid have earned their first victory of the 2020/21 Champions League season and, speaking after the 3-2 win over Inter, Zinedine Zidane explained that he believes his team deserved the three points.

He said: “This was a real even Champions League match. We played well, starting really well. The second half was more difficult, but that’s normal. Then we fought to the end and deserved the win. We brought on Vinícius and Rodrygo and they were good. But everyone was good.”

Although Vinícius and Rodrygo came on and combined for the winner, it was Marco Asensio and Eden Hazard who started alongside Karim Benzema in attack. On that new-look trio, Zidane said: “Asensio and Hazard have had to work really hard because they both missed a lot of time with injury. They’re working well as part of the team. They did a good job. Hazard suffered a knock in the game, but it’s nothing more.”

Sergio Ramos scored his 100th Real Madrid goal in this one and Zidane praised the captain. The coach said: “We know the player he is and I’m happy for him. He was important for us again. He is our leader and we always want him here. I have no doubt that he is going to stay.”

Finally, Zidane had a message for Diego Maradona as the Argentine goes for surgery on a blood clot on the brain. He said: “Many people are wishing him well and I do too. I hope all goes well, for him and his family.”


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Posted by Managing Madrid on Tuesday, November 3, 2020

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