Real Madrid – La Liga Gave an update on injuries
Sergio Ramos and Real Madrid have yet to reach an agreement over a contract extension and Zinedine Zidane has expressed his desire for a new deal to be penned soon for the good of everyone at the club. Los Blancos’ captain will be sidelined for Real Madrid’s next three games due to a hamstring injury in Spain’s midweek game against Germany, but Zidane didn’t blame the international break for Ramos’ knock.
“We always want him with us, for what he is and what he transmits,” Zidane said at his press conference. “We have to work with the others who are here. “And I hope Sergio’s [contract] situation will be quickly resolved for the good of everyone. “He is our leader, and he is showing it. The national team has nothing to do with it, he has to continue as long as he wants.”
I talk about the health of the players and also about football in the games, because to give a good show, the health of the players is important. ”
The congested schedule has sparked controversy across all European leagues with many coaches expressing their frustration about the amount of games their players are called to feature in. Zidane also gave his take on the matter. “I think that all coaches need to feel that they are heard,” added Zidane. “We have had a meeting between coaches to try to change something and today I say what I feel. “I talk about the health of the players and also about football in the games, because to give a good show, the health of the players is important.
We have to use the whole squad because all the games are important. We can’t relax for a minute because the opponents demand a lot from us. “
“It is not only training. Recovery is very important and there is no time. I wanted to talk about that today and that’s it.” Real Madrid will take on Villarreal on Saturday at the Estadio de la Ceramica and Zidane has given an update on his players’ injuries, mentioning those who are expected to be at his disposal for the match. “Eden [Hazard] and [Eder] Militao are in a bit of a different [situation],” Zidane continued. “They did things at home.
“Nacho [Fernandez] and [Dani] Carvajal have been with us for a longer time. We have to use the whole squad because all the games are important. We can’t relax for a minute because the opponents demand a lot from us. “The injuries are bad news, Rafa [Varane] will be there and we want Sergio [Ramos] to recover quickly.”