Ready For the Second Leg Of The Spanish Super Cup

15 Aug

The team had their final session before tomorrow’s second leg of the Spanish Super Cup at home.


Everyone available was called up including Castilla’s Luca and Acharaf. Vallejo continues his recovery. (Video)

I don’t know about you, but I’ll be missing this sort of action tomorrow, but luckily, we have a deep bench. That’s the nice thing about Real Madrid, we’ve got buckets upon buckets of world class talent.

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The team also posed for a picture giving big get well wishes to RM Baloncesto captain Sergio Llull, who had surgery. (Video)



Zidane: “We have to play very well at the Bernabéu to win the Super Cup”

“Barcelona can cause you problems at any time”, said the Real Madrid coach.

Zinedine Zidane appeared in the press room at Real Madrid City. The Whites’ coach analysed the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup: “Anything is possible. In football nothing is certain. We’ll have to play very well because Barcelona can cause you problems at any time. In the first leg they had chances so we´ll have to play well. We did well in the first leg, but we have to play the whole tie until the end”.

“I don’t know how they’re going to replace Neymar, but I’m not very interested in that because I only concentrate on my own team. We don’t have that much time to think about other teams. I’m only thinking about tomorrow’s game against a difficult opponent. They’re a team with a lot of pride and they’re going to come here wanting to turn the game around. We have to be prepared. The team that plays will try to play in the best possible way, I have no doubt about that. We’re not going to let our guard down because we expect a difficult game, more difficult than the first leg”.

Praise for Asensio
“He’s working very well, like the whole group. We all want to work well. We’ll have a lot of different games and come up against different teams throughout the year. We prepare so that when a player plays, he does well”.

“I am and we are very upset. I’m not going to get involved with the referees but, after what happened, to think that he’ll not play for five games, makes you think that something isn’t right. It’s too long for him. I’ve been very clear in my response. What happened happened, but when you look at the fact that Cristiano Ronaldo has got five matches, you have to admit that it’s a lot”

Revoke the suspension?
“I hope that when they meet, they look at it thoroughly. I’m upset that he’s been suspended for five games after what happened. I don’t know what’s going to happen. I’m telling you how I feel after watching the match again. How is it not going to bother me. I don’t interfere with the work of the referee, we can all make mistakes, but it’s annoying that he’s got five games after what happened.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s mood
“Everyone can have their opinion but Cristiano Ronaldo is upset because he wants to play and when he doesn’t play he’s not happy, I hope they’ve not got something against Cristiano Ronaldo and people do their job with integrity. We’re upset that we are not going to have him with us for a long time. We’ll wait to see what happens tomorrow. The disciplinary committee is going to meet tomorrow and after that we’ll see what we’re going to do”.

Proud of his squad
“A coach expects his team to be right when the official matches begin. We prepared for that and on the 8th we competed very well, we played very well and won showing our personality. It was down to all the hard work on the tour. We’re happy about what we’ve done so far, but it’s a long season and we still have to work hard. We’re going day to day. I’m very happy with my squad and all the players. Everybody is going to stay but before the 31st anything can happen, that’s out of my control”.

“I’m proud of everything that they’ve done. It wasn’t easy to get here. We’ve got a lot of talent. There is a lot of work behind all this and I value the work of everyone: the players, everyone who works with me and those behind the scenes. We must congratulate everyone for the good work done. It’s the beginning of a long and difficult season. It’s going to get harder every day”.


Carvajal: “We’re Real Madrid and we’ll not take chances with the outcome of the first leg”

“Winning at the Camp Nou was an important step towards this Super Cup”, said the defender.

Carvajal spoke to the media before the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup: “We’re playing the second leg tomorrow and we’ll go out to win it. We’re Real Madrid and we’ll not take chances with the outcome of the first leg”.

“Winning at the Camp Nou was an important step towards this Super Cup, on top of that it’s always very important to win at the home of our biggest rival and it’s a big boost for us too. Our goal is to win titles. Last year we didn’t beat them and won the league”.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s suspension
“It’s excessive. I don’t think Cristiano Ronaldo wants to undermine the referee and it’s a frustrating situation in which he was unfairly sent off. Hopefully they will withdraw the suspension. I don’t know what goes off in the referees’ head, but I reiterate that it’s excessive and even more so putting it in the report so that he got more games. We’re all affected by the suspension, he’s a key player for us”.

“The secret of this club is a combination of everything. We’re all pulling in the same direction and we feel important. The coach manages the team in a very special way and everyone in this team has a lot of quality”.

The refereeing
“We can’t know what the referees are thinking. They want to do their best, they are human and they make mistakes. We concentrate on playing”.

Best form of his career?
“I’m very proud to be part of the history of this club and I’m at a stage in my career where I feel the most mature. I’m no longer just the academy graduate and I’m improving and winning my place in the national team. I want to seize the moment and keep improving to win titles”.

Luis Suárez
“He’s a great player and a great striker. In the Clásicos the pulsations are going at 200% but we all know that it stays on the pitch. We’re all friends from the same profession and we’re all people. It’s down to the official committees to assess whether to punish someone for diving to win a penalty or not. The images are clear and things like that decide knockouts, games and titles. It’s rare that down to mistakes, a team misses out on the chance to win”.

The absence of Neymar
“He’s a world-class player. I’ve marked him for a long time, but last year they beat us at the Bernabéu without him. We focus on beating Barcelona whoever plays”.

Let’s hope that tomorrow is a good match without a lot of fuckery (is it possible to have a Clasico without fuckery of some sort?) and that we score lots of goals (for our team – I want to be very specific because I’m superstitious) and grab another trophy!


– Lozil

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