- Real Madrid defeated Sevilla 4-0
- Zidane speaks about the match and coming Clasicos
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane says that his team proved that they are ready for the Clasico with a comprehensive 4-0 win over Sevilla.
Goals from Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Jese Rodriguez saw the team close to within a point of second-placed Atletico Madrid.
Speaking about the game Zidane noted: “I’m very happy with the game. We’ve had one of the best weeks in terms of training. This is the fruit of the players’ labour. We played one of the best games since I’ve been here”.
He continued: “Every game is different, I’m counting on every player until the end. Everyone is important. We can do great things playing like this and the players know that, but in football every game is different.”
Ahead of the important match at Camp Nou against Barcelona on April 2, Zidane is full of confidence.
“Clasicos are always special. We have to keep improving and it was important to head into it with a victory. We’re ready, it’ll be a great game,” Zidane said.
Zidane also reacted to Benzema’s return: “Benzema played very well. He helped us a lot with a magnificent goal. I’m very pleased with his performance”.
It should be noted that the striker scored just six minutes into his first appearance since January.
“The objective is to move above Atletico. Now we’re a lot closer. We have to have consistency in what we do. The attitude is fantastic, but sometimes we’re missing consistency across the whole game, although that’s part of football,” the manager concluded.