Zinedine Zidane spoke to the media ahead of Real Madrid’s Wednesday night match away at Cádiz and the coach was logically asked for his opinion on the European Super League. However, he didn’t want to answer that question, instead responding: “This is a matter for the president. I’m here to talk about tomorrow’s match. Everyone has an opinion, but I’m not here to talk about that. You can say Zidane sits on the fence, but my job is the day to day and tomorrow’s match. I could give an opinion, but it won’t make a difference. For me, it’s all about Cádiz.”
A slightly related question was about the possibility of Real Madrid being expelled from the current edition of the Champions League and if the players are concerned. To that, Zidane replied: “No, we’ve not spoken about that at all. We’ve only spoken about tomorrow’s match. I’m not stupid, and I know we have all the matches that follow. But, it’s about tomorrow. It’s another opportunity.”
Looking ahead to the Cádiz match, then, Zidane said: “We know there’s not long left until the end of the season. They defend very well. We’re not at a limit, we’ll always push the limits. We’ll give all our energy. Some players obviously can’t play tomorrow, but we’ll try to put out a competitive team and try to win the match. We’ll fight to the end of the season, I guarantee that.”
The coach also confirmed that Dani Carvajal and Raphaël Varane are ready to return against Cádiz, while Eden Hazard and Toni Kroos will miss out.