Head coach Zinedine Zidane from Real Madrid has encapsulated the results of the match of the 15th round of La Liga against Granada (2-0).
“It was a difficult match. Before it, we said it would be difficult. The opponents pressed very well. It was difficult in the first half but it got better in the second. I am pleased with the guys, we deserved to win despite the difficulties,” said Zidane to As.
“We played stronger in the second half, got the ball back more often. In the first half Granada were winning one-on-one battles and made life difficult for us. We have beaten a good team and after six wins in a row the players should be thanked for that.”
“All I ask players is to keep training hard and fight on the pitch. They will now rest a few days with their families and then go back to work.”
“I did not think it was necessary to send Hazard off, it was a tough match and I did not want to risk his health. Gradually he will be back in the squad.”