Football | Zinedine Zidane happy to see Real Madrid returning to group training


Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane seems happy to see players in the first week of group training.

Due to coronavirus pandemic, group training was bounded to individual training last week but Zidane spent a “very good” week on Wednesday as Madrid and the other clubs restart their group actions.

“This week has been very good because we have been able to work in small groups,” Zidane told the club’s television channel. “We have been able to do more tactically, physically and technically. The team looks better this week, and next week it will be even better.”

“I’m happy to be back with my players, that’s the most important thing after nearly 60 days,” he added.

The leagues suspended all the tournaments in mid-March due to the pandemic while it will resume sometime in July as full team training is foreseen to start in the coming weeks.

When the league were postponed with 11 matches remaining, Barcelona is two-point ahead from Madrid.

“I like to be back training, but it’s better to be playing,” Zidane said.

“The players want to be playing again. They are focused on what’s ahead for us. There are 11 matches left and we are going to be well prepared to finish strong. It will be important to give all we’ve got to be able to win something. It’s part of the club’s DNA, to always try to win.” he added.

In the Champions League, Madrid lost 2-1 to Manchester City in the first part of the 16th round as England has no clue on resuming the match.

Real Madrid player Eden Hazard, who suffered from a leg injury in March is back to the field.

“It feels good to be back on the field with my teammates,” Hazard said this week. “After being away for two months I need more physical work and more time with the ball. I just want to be ready for the next game.”

“Now the training is better, we can practice the way we like to,” he said. “We can be in groups and use the goals, he added.

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois also seemed happy to see the team back to the group training.

“We did what the coach asked us to do and we are all in good shape,” he said. “Everyone is doing very well.”

The League planned Madrid ‘s coming match to be at second to last place Leganes.


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