Zinedine Zidane valued the suffered victory of Real Madrid against Sevilla. First he did it in the flash interview and then in the press conference. On both sides, the coach of Real Madrid, asked about the criticism of Sevilla to that goal annulled to De Jong, stated that Martínez Munuera’s decision was the right one: “It’s necessary, they can complain but there’s nothing to do with it.” On the words of Monchi, in which he assured that if they annulled the second goal to De Jong he would take Sevilla out of the field, he said: “I think it is a bit strong what he said” …What feeling do you leave with?In the first part we suffer greatly. We do not enter the game well. We lacked a bit of everything and then we were much better in the second. Pressing up is our strength. We quickly recovered the ball. We have felt another attitude and in the end we can be happy because we played against a very good opponent that if you let him play complicates you. In the first part we suffered a lot in the game because we missed recovering the ball up.The importance of the second line has been demonstrated today.I think it was important for us to be more aggressive, more above the rival. We know that with the ball we were better and more dynamic in the second part. We can make plays like Jovic’s heel. They are things we know how to do. We were much better and more convinced to recover the ball in the second half.How important is keeping the whole game focused?It is essential for us. The matches are 90 minutes away. If you are not focused, rivals like today can mess you up. But this is nothing new. We continue with our good run. Suffering a lot today, but this is what we are going to play until the end of the season. But today you have to enjoy the three points.What else will Casemiro surprise us with?Offensively from time to time it may be there, in a position to finish off. The second goal has surprised me the most. Any player can make a difference in offensive position. Today was Case and I am happy with him.Sevilla complains a lot about the VAR. Have you seen both plays? Do you understand how VAR works?I saw the play of his first goal and it is a clear block. There is a lack of Gudelj. The second, does not ring the hand. For him it is not, but I saw her. That is why I never enter into assessing what happens in the field, because sometimes it happens against you, other times for you. It’s complicated, it is they [the referees] who decide. They can complain, but don’t complain.Has this been one of the most worked victories of the season? Very good Seville, sure. In the first part we have lacked a bit of everything and in the second we were better. If you let Sevilla play, as we did in the first part, it is a team that are good. We know what we have to do, we have to be convinced of the pressure, especially in our field.Monchi has said that if he cancels Munir’s goal, he takes Sevilla off the field. Do you think arbitration proceedings are so decisive?I don `t believe. The referee has done what he had to do. There is a hand and he hasn’t called it. And what do I have to say? I will not go into that. It is a very complicated game for everyone. The final result is logical because of what has happened in the field.The team is physically well. Is it the key of the team so that it is full?It is a fundamental part today. Players are machines, they always have to be physically well prepared. Today’s game has a higher speed. We know it and we work it. I think the second part was much better also in our possession of the ball.Neither Bale nor James entered the call. You have sometimes said that a player can train and not be available. Is that the case?Yes. They were a little touched. Gareth didn’t train the other day and just for that.Is Militao a player of the future for Real Madrid?Yes, and present. When it comes out it does quite well. He is young, can improve in many aspects. We are happy with all the players we have, and with the youngest ones too. They have to learn and do many things in the field, but we are in it to work.Can you understand Monchi’s attitude? Would you do the same?No, what he says is his responsibility. I am not who to tell you if you are right or not. In the end it is the referee who decides. It seems a bit strong what he says but I am not going to stop talking to the sports director of Seville.How do you see the evolution of Varane?We see it all. He has played his 300 match, but there is a lot of work. It is normal. It doesn’t surprise me, because when 10 years ago with coach Mourinho the club believed in him, it was a great decision. I am very happy after 10 years of seeing you here.What does victory represent?There are only three points, but it is very important. In the first part we did not know how to react very well, but that also happens. We knew how to react and be superior in the second part, raise the pressure a little more. When we don’t let the opponent play, we can have a great reward as we did this afternoon. Every minute we have to respond and we can be happy to have started a little badly and then well and not the other way around.
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