Celebrity News: Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said today that the preseason classic that will face FC Barcelona this Saturday in Miami “is not a friendly match” and therefore seeks to improve the image of the previous preparation matches, where he has not known still victory.
“You have to have a maximum concentration from minute one to ninety,” said Zidane at the press conference prior to the official training of Real Madrid in the stadium before the classic.
In the previous friendly against Manchester City, Real Madrid lost by 4-1 and Zidane said that day ended up “annoyed with the result, but not by the content.”
But he stressed that “standing” errors, which “normally” do not have to be more concentrated, hurt them.
“It’s okay because we also have to work slowly,” added Zidane, who added that he will try to make “those things happen” tomorrow in the duel against Barcelona.
The French coach believes that they must “grow physically to be ready by the 8th (August),” referring to the European Supercup match against Manchester United in Skopje (Macedonia).
Real Madrid will not have Cristiano Ronaldo for the clash of Saturday in Miami because the Portuguese are still on vacation, and Zidane regretted that they lack “the seven.”
“He has to take advantage of his holidays, by the fifth (August) day he will be with us to start the season,” he said.
As for the rest of the squad, he said he is “delighted with the best” and would, therefore, be happy if no signing was made, such as the possible Frenchman Kilian Mbappé according to the specialized media.
Real Madrid will play against Barcelona in the Hard Rock Stadium of Miami Gardens, in a clash belonging to the tournament summer Champions International (ICC). EFE