Madrid, Apr 20 (EFE).- Real Madrid’s French coach Zinedine Zidane on Tuesday refused to comment on the Super League created by his club among a dozen European powerhouses by saying he is focused on their upcoming La Liga game.
“That’s a question for the president (Florentino Perez who would also be the head of the elite tournament). I’m here to talk about the Cádiz match,” Zidane said during a presser on the eve of their La Liga away game.
“The only person who can talk about this issue is the president. My opinion doesn’t matter,” he said.
“Nothing, zero, we don’t even talk about it, just about tomorrow’s game. In the players’ minds is only preparing the game. We cannot control or speak about the rest. We don’t know what will happen,” he added.
The team’s defense got a timely boost as Zidane confirmed that Dani Carvajal and Raphael Varane are match fit having fully recovered from muscle issues and the coronavirus, respectively.
“Rafa and Carva are fine, they will be with us tomorrow. It’s good news,” said Zidane.
The Frenchman had some bad news to break, as he ruled out German midfielder Toni Kroos, while Eden Hazard remains away from the action.
“If he’s not involved, it’s because he’s not 100%. He’s getting back into the swing of things and it’s important to have him back at 100% for him to return,” he said.
“He’s a special case. The crucial thing is that he feels good and he’ll be back with us when he’s fully recovered,” he added about a player whose spell at Real Madrid was marred by injuries.
Real Madrid hope to get back on track after a scoreless La Liga stalemate at Getafe. EFE