Real Madrid made it an incredible nine wins out of nine by defeating Granada 2-1 on Monday night. It’s a result that Zinedine Zidane is delighted about, even if he isn’t getting ahead of himself. As the full time whistle blew, the TV coverage showed Zidane screaming in delight, but he insisted in his press conference that he wasn’t celebrating the title yet.
The coach explained: “I shouted because I was happy and because you suffer during football matches sometimes. It’s normal to shout with joy when you win an important match like this one. The players played very well and I’m happy for them. We had a very good first half, with great possession of the ball, before a second half which was worse because of the way the opposition played so well. I have to be proud of this team, but there are two games left and we’ve not won anything yet. That’s the reality. We’re very happy, but there are six points left in play.”
The fact that Eden Hazard didn’t come off the bench was another talking point of the press conference, with reporters wondering just how serious his ongoing injury issues are. On that, Zidane said: “A player has to be in very very very good shape to play and he’s not fully okay. The situation is a little bit complicated, but I hope that he can be 100 percent fit on Thursday and help the team. That’s what he wants.”