For the first time since Real Madrid returned to training, Zinedine Zidane spoke to Real Madrid TV, giving an update on how training has gone, and how preparations are going for when the season resumes:
“This week has been very good because we can work more, in small groups, but we can do more tactically, physically, technically. The team looks better this week and next week will be much better”.
“I like to train, but I like playing more. They hope to play again. We have to think positively because we are lucky to be back at work, to be here on the pitch and it looks good to me. The players are thinking that now they have to make the most of it, to enjoy it. We have 11 matches left and we are going to prepare ourselves to finish the season well, strongly. In the end the important thing is to give everything to win something. We are here, this is the DNA of the club, trying to win things.”
And the Frenchman revealed how planning has been key to these training sessions:
“I’m happy to be working with my players again, it’s the most important thing after 60 days. We are all happy to be back at Valdebebas. We’ve planned a way of working with the fitness trainers and the players are also happy to at least do something at home. They worked very well and that’s why they’re in good shape now they are back, and that’s very important. They are happy to be able to train, to be together and enjoy doing what they like to do, which is play football.”