Zidane's speech that he plugged into the white dressing room

In the press conference prior to Huesca, Zidane was seen more vindictive in the face of criticism. Since then, Madrid have not lost: seven wins and two draws.


5 February. Zidane goes to a press conference after being out for more than a week due to COVID-19 and after Madrid's defeat against Levante (1-2). Although his first response was in a correct tone, the Frenchman gradually grew on fire, vindicating his figure and that of his players in the face of criticism for the bad time the team was going through. He left some very powerful phrases.

"Every day I'm out ... Of course, I vindicate myself by letting us work. Last year the League was won by us, Real Madrid. We have the right to fight in the League this year," he commented when asked about his attitude in the answers. "This squad deserves to follow and put their face. Above all I talk to the fans. We have to put our faces no matter what happens, the people are there. It's easy to say 'I'm going to jump.' No. We're going to fight for the fans. "he added.

This speech found its way into the locker room that saw how its main reference came out to stand up for everyone. Zidane put on shield and took the blows, but also defended the players who had won the League a few months ago. The team, which had fallen against Athletic in the Super Cup, against Alcoyano in the Copa del Rey and against Levante in the League, reacted.

Since that conference, Madrid does not know what defeat is. He has played nine games of which he has won seven. Among them, the two to Atalanta in the Champions League that have been valid to return to the quarterfinals three years later. The other two are draws against Real Sociedad and Atlético de Madrid. Although both have caused the fight for the League to be complicated, they keep it alive.

The goalscoring balance is 15 goals for only five against. Despite the fact that the game has not been brilliant, the team has recovered the defensive solidity that, among other things, earned it to be league champion last season. In attack he has increased in efficiency although much of the scoring responsibility is still assumed by Benzema: he has scored six of the 15, and that taking into account that he missed three games due to injury.

Now, this trend must be extended in time to fight for the titles. Zidane already has most of the healthy squad when the two most important months of the season arrive, when everything is decided. The dressing room is convinced that showing the defensive confidence of the last games, they can opt for anything. Of course, they are also aware that any stumble in the League or Champions, with what little remains for the end, could puncture the balloon. There is little room for error.

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