LaLiga: Real Madrid not complacent despite Barcelona's slip-up against Atletico, says coach Zinedine Zidane

Real Madrid will be targeting a sixth consecutive victory since the COVID-19 hiatus when they host Getafe, looking to capitalise on Barca’s 2-2 draw with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday, which was the Catalans’ third draw in six matches

Reuters July 01, 2020 19:56:33 IST
LaLiga: Real Madrid not complacent despite Barcelona's slip-up against Atletico, says coach Zinedine Zidane

Madrid: Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said his side will not rest until they are declared champions after title rivals Barcelona handed them the opportunity to go four points clear at the top of LaLiga if they beat Getafe on Thursday.

Real will be targeting a sixth consecutive victory since the COVID-19 hiatus when they host Getafe, looking to capitalise on Barca’s 2-2 draw with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday, which was the Catalans’ third draw in six matches.

“The reality is we have 18 points left to fight for and you cannot say anything until you are champions mathematically,” Zidane told a virtual news conference on Wednesday.

“I have been in this situation as a player before and I know we still haven’t won anything. The players and I are not about to forget that.”

Real have a full squad for the Getafe game although there is concern about the recent performances of Eden Hazard, who has received rough treatment from opponents since returning from a serious ankle injury he sustained in February.

Zidane said he hoped players were not trying to target the Belgian.

“We know how good he is and so do our rivals. But I hope they are not trying to cause him damage. Our opponents play tough, but we have to be relaxed about that,” he said.

“Eden has struggled because he has been away from the pitch for a long time and we have to be patient with him, but he’ll be back to top form in no time at all.”

Updated Date:

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

Spain and Real Madrid football legend Iker Casillas announces that he's hanging up his gloves
Sports

Spain and Real Madrid football legend Iker Casillas announces that he's hanging up his gloves

Casillas said announcing his retirement was one of the “hardest” and “most difficult” days of his career.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Real Madrid striker Mariano Diaz tests positive for COVID-19
Sports

Coronavirus Outbreak: Real Madrid striker Mariano Diaz tests positive for COVID-19

The 26-year-old Mariano played only a few matches with Madrid this season. His last had been against Getafe in the Spanish league on 2 July.

Bundesliga, LaLiga witness more away wins in empty stadiums, fewer draws in Premier League, Serie A goes the other direction
Sports

Bundesliga, LaLiga witness more away wins in empty stadiums, fewer draws in Premier League, Serie A goes the other direction

One of the compromises to bring football back from pandemic enforced break was empty stadiums. Premier League, Bundesliga, LaLiga and Serie A finished without fans in attendance. But did it alter the outcomes? We ran the numbers.