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A more determined Zidane to remotivate its players

Ⓒ AFP – Pierre-Philippe Marcou – | The coach Zinedine Zidane, during training this Tuesday, January 9 in the sports city of Real Madrid

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane was more determined than usual on Tuesday to admit that he spoke with his players for almost an hour to “motivate” them and find “solutions” to the team’s poor results.

The training on Tuesday, before the second leg of the knockout round of the Copa del Rey on Wednesday against Numancia (0-3 in favor of the Madrileños in the first leg), began one hour later than expected, the time that Zidane was talking to his players after the poor results of the team in the league, which have placed him 16 points behind the leader, FC Barcelona.

“We can think that the League is sentenced, but the important thing is what I can contribute to get important titles and victories, I have to start motivating my players again to find solutions,” said the French coach at a press conference.

On the conversation with his players, Zidane told reporters: “I will not say what we are talking about, they are talks, as in any team, we are here to find solutions, talk and try to make things better. Longer than others, but nothing more, I do not make a talk if I think it’s not necessary, I do not do it to do it, when we meet, it’s to get something out of that meeting. ”

– “I will never take a pulse to the club” –

“The plan is to work and work even more, because it is not enough, we are going to continue working more than ever (…) We are all in the same boat and nobody is going to get out of it. first, “he added.

Zidane insisted that he does not want reinforcements in the January window and criticized those who consider that he is therefore striking at the club, which according to the press is finalizing the arrival of keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, of Athletic Bilbao.

“I am annoyed by the comments you make and think that I am striking at the president and the club, because they do not know me, I am one more and nobody is above Real Madrid, I will never strike the club, the fans. and the president who has put me here, “he criticized.

“I know that someday this work will end, but I will do my work at 3,000% and I believe in the work we do.I’m not going to throw in the towel.I assume my responsibility and I will continue like this until the end,” he concluded.

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