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Zidane: “The system isn’t the most important thing, it’s the energy”

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It was a comfortable evening for the coach.

Cadiz CF v Real Madrid - La Liga Santander Photo by Jose Breton/Pics Action/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Real Madrid had a perfect night against Cádiz on Wednesday as they won 3-0, with all goals coming in the first half and allowing them the chance to take a breather in the second 45 minutes. It was also a chance for Antonio Blanco to get an outing, doing so in a new system too.

Asked about the formation after the game, Zidane replied: “That’s not the most important thing. Instead, it’s about playing with energy. That and defending well, which we did once again. That’s fundamental for me. What we’re doing, adapting to all the injuries, is important.”

Karim Benzema was excellent in this game, with two goals and an assist, and Zidane had praise for the No.9. He said: “I’m happy about what he’s doing, not just with his goals. We’re enjoying his play. We hope to enjoy it for a long time.”

Finally, he provided an update on Luka Modrić, who was a late drop-out ahead of this game. On the Croatian midfielder, Zidane said: “It’s the back. But, I think it’s a minor thing. We hope he can be back with us soon.”