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Zidane: “Asensio had a significant injury and now he’s doing a lot better, I’m happy for him”

The coach wanted to praise the whole team after the Celta Vigo win.

Real Madrid v Granada - La Liga Santander Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images

Real Madrid started 2021 off with a victory, defeating Celta Vigo 2-0, and Zinedine Zidane spoke about how content he was with the performance after the match. The Frenchman said: “Our feeling is good. Even after the Elche game, we felt good. It’s if you don’t score the second goal then there’s a risk.”

Lucas Vázquez and Marco Asensio scored the goals, setting each other up as well, and the coach was asked about those two players specifically. However, he preferred to praise the whole team. When the two Spanish wingers were brought up, he said: “The success of the team was because of everyone.”

Zidane did, though, go on to speak about Asensio’s return from injury in a bit more depth. He said: “I’m happy for Asensio. He had a very significant injury and now he’s doing a lot better, always improving. I’m happy for him and for everyone. We had a very serious performance. From start to finish, we controlled the game well and we had a good balance. We did well when pressing, when winning the ball back. We did everything well.”

Once again, Eden Hazard didn’t start and he only came on towards the end of the match. Asked about the Belgian, Zidane said: “We’re going little by little with him. And that’s that.”