Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane summed up the outcome of the game against Granada in the 15th round of La Liga (2-0).
“That was a rough match. Before that, we said that it would be hard. The adversaries pressed very well. In the first half, it was tough, but in the second, it got better. I’m happy with the guys, despite the difficulties, we deserved to win,” Zidane told As.
In the second half, we played better and got the ball back more often. Granada won one-on-one fights in the first half and made life tough for us. We defeated a strong team and the players should be praised for that after six wins in a row.
The only thing I ask players to do is to keep working hard and fight on the field. Now they’re going to relax with their families for a few days, and then go back to work.
I didn’t think that sending Hazard off was appropriate, it was a tough match and I didn’t want to endanger his health. Little by little, he’ll be back in the team.”