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Zidane: “Ramos was at the limit in terms of his knee injury”

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The coach spoke about the captain’s operation. 

SD Huesca v Real Madrid - La Liga Santander Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images

Zinedine Zidane spoke to the media after Real Madrid’s 2-1 victory over Huesca, but one of the first questions he faced was about Sergio Ramos and the operation the captain had to go for on his left knee. The coach dismissed the notion that the injury could affect the player’s contract renewal talks, before saying: “He had to do this because he was at the limit. I think the operation went well, that’s the most important thing. From tomorrow, he’ll start working to be back with us as soon as possible.”

On the come-from-behind victory, Zidane expressed his satisfaction: “It was very important to win today, given the recent difficulties. It’s a good win, three points. I think we showed character. We started slowly, but I think we then managed to come into the game and to play well. We needed this. Now we have to continue, step by step. We need to play with joy like Real Madrid should, but that’ll come little by little.”

Zidane was asked about his Friday press conference and the frustration he displayed then, but he avoided that question and instead spoke again about his happiness with the result.

Finally, he was asked about Marco Asensio and his impressive performances of late. On the Spanish winger, he said: “I’m happy and he is too. He had his very long injury and we’re happy with how he’s doing.”