Zidane cautious not to jump LaLiga gun after Barça draw

Madrid, Jul 1 (efe-epa).- Zinedine Zidane is cautious to keep any excitement in the Real Madrid team about winning LaLiga under wraps until it is a mathematical certainty,

“We don’t know what will happen tomorrow, but even if we win, it doesn’t mean anything definitive,” the Frenchman told the press on the eve of a league encounter at home to Getafe.

“Our intention is to win every game, but we don’t know what can happen. We have the team to try and win. But there are six games left and we have to keep going to the end.

“We have won five (since returning from the Covid-19 break) but that doesn’t mean a thing.”

Real Madrid came back from the unscheduled coronavirus break in LaLiga proceedings in second-place behind Barcelona, who were looking to hold on to the title again.

But the Catalan giants have slipped up with three draws in the last six games, the last against Atlético on Tuesday night, when they were held to a 2-2 draw at home.

A Real Madrid win over Getafe on Thursday would see Zidane’s on-form side extend their lead over Barcelona to four points.

Yet the manager insisted his players would not get carried away.

“We have six gams, 18 points, and until we are mathematically champions you can’t say anything.

“We have to play and to respect your rivals. We’re doing well and we have to continue.

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