Zidane insists Madrid aren't taking La Liga triumph for granted

Paola Ditto
Mag 17, 2017

Real Madrid are the first team to score in 62 consecutive all competition matches in the top five European leagues.

Los Blancos were due to play at Balaidos in early February, but the game was postponed after high winds damaged a stand and what followed was an angry exchange of words between Vigo mayor Abel Caballero and the Bernabeu hierarchy.

Ricardo Carvalho has praised Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane, saying the Frenchman has already secured his standing as a "great coach". "We're only thinking about the final stretch".

It ended; Real Madrid 4-1 Sevilla.

"Anything can happen, but we always think positively and we'll give everything until the end". We don't feel like champions. "Every day we are getting closer, we keep winning but there are two games to go and we need to keep doing what we have until now". We haven't won it for some time, but we've not won anything yet.

Celta Vigo continue to struggle as they slumped to their fifth defeat on the bounce, this time going down 3-1 at Alaves, meaning they've dropped down to 13th.

It was only centre-back Nacho's second league goal of the season, but it's nearly certainly his most important.

Real Madrid will be up against Celta Vigo on Wednesday who were knocked out of the Europa League semifinals by Manchester United last week.

With three games to play over the next seven days, Zidane opted for a rotated line-up - a strategy that has allowed him to maintain his players' fitness levels remarkably well throughout the season.

The Galician club have lost four of their last five league encounters against Real Madrid at Balaidos.

"It is not up for debate. He has something different, and his goal was something else", Zidane added.

Zidane told reporters at his post-match press conference: "What can I tell you?" Conscious that he was a booking away from suspension, Nacho didn't fall for the trap but clenched his fists as he trotted off. Cristiano and Isco were also a yellow card away from receiving a ban.

"We must play very well and like we did in our (victorious) Copa del Rey tie to be able to overcome them".

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