Zidane praises his team, set sight on Atleti vs Barca tie



Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane heaped praise on his team after the 2-1 win over Deportivo Alaves at the Mendizorroza stadium on Saturday.Sergio Ramos and Dani Carvajal gave Real Madrid the victory which saw them leapfrog Barcelona at the top of the La Liga table, the Camp Nou outfit will take on Atletico Madrid on Sunday at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.”It’s  very important victory, but [we will not be] looking at tomorrow’s game between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid,” Zidane told the press.”Winning at these grounds is what we live for. We played with lots of personality.
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“We played really seriously. We knew that we had to fight and we did it.”We’ve got three points at a very difficult place to come.”Zidane made changes to his side for the game, with Alphonse Areola coming in between the sticks.”[Starting] Areola was today’s decision. He’s part of the squad, he trains well…” Zidane noted.”He’s part of the squad and he saved us, like [Thibaut] Courtois sometimes does.”He did fantastically well.”Eder Militao was another name to come into the starting XI and Zidane was pleased with his performance.”Militao did very well and he has the right to play,” Zidane stated.Real Madrid will host Espanyol in their next La Liga game.





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