Zinedine Zidane addressed the media on Saturday and Eden Hazard’s laughter was one of the main talking points, with the coach pointing to the fact that the Belgian has apologised.
He revealed that he had a conversation with the Belgian after the events of Stamford Bridge.
“Hazard has already apologised for what happened the other day,” the coach said.
“He didn’t mean to offend anybody and he has said that. He is a Real Madrid player and will compete for Real Madrid. He knows what he has to do on the pitch and he’ll do that. We spoke after the match the other day. He spoke with me, the players and the club about what happened. It’s now in the past.”
Sergio Ramos‘ latest injury was another press conference talking point, but Zidane insisted that the centre-back was fine to play in midweek.
“He was 100 percent when he played the other day,” Zidane said on Ramos. “The important thing is that Sergio Ramos gets better as soon as possible. We have had many injuries. Of course that worries me. This year the players can never rest. But, it is what it is. I hope things will be more normal next year.”
The coach didn’t want to talk about what this means for Ramos‘ future, while he dismissed talk about his own future too.
“I’ll always make things easy for the club because they’ve given me everything,” was all that the Frenchman said on that.
Moving on to talk about Sunday’s match and the threat of Sevilla, Zidane labelled the match as the first of a series of finals.
“We have four matches and four finals,” he said. “We need to forget about the Champions League and just think about tomorrow. Sevilla are a team that will compete. They’ve shown from the start until now that they’re a good team and they’re fighting to win the title too. We know how good we’ll have to play if we want to win.”