Zinedine Zidane demands players focus on Celta Vigo match

Ross Houston
May 17, 2017

Real Madrid are away to Celta Viga in La Liga on Wednesday and Zidane's side will replace Barcelona at the top of La Liga with a win or a draw.

Ronaldo is at his brilliant best, scoring two goals in the victory, including this hammer of an effort to effectively seal the three points for Real in the 78th minute.

Choosing not to comment on transfer rumours surrounding James Rodriguez and Keylor Navas, Zidane said that their focus is entirely on the next game against Celta. Vigo authorities at the time accused Madrid of improperly pressuring to play the game despite the security concerns, and the club had to officially respond by saying that it would never want to put the fans' safety at risk.

Real remain in the driving seat after the European champions saw off Sevilla 4-1 as they have two games remaining to Barca's one. "We are not going to relax and we have not won anything".


"We are only thinking about the three final (matches) that we have got coming up".

With Marco Asensio, Isco Alcaron and Lucas Vazquez also shining in the Spanish capital, however, Bale may consider to leave the club in the summer.

When asked if Ronaldo would be part of the squad or rested, Zidane told a pre-match news conference: "He will be with us".

The match was originally scheduled to take place in early February, but was postponed after a storm caused damage to the Balaídos roof.


This is the fourth time this season that Real face Celta. The team managed by Berizzo is now in the 13th position of the table and it looks like the League is over for them. The team is now 13th in the Spanish league standings.

"It's tricky because they're a good team", Zidane said. "It's going to be complicated, just like it was against Sevilla and like it will be against Malaga", Zidane said. "I expect Celta to play like normal".

Real Madrid have won 8, drawn 0 and lost 2 of the last 10 games.

With 87 points Barcelona who also defeated Las Palmas 4-1 away from home continue to lead Real Madrid with better goals difference, but Zinedine Zidane's men have an outstanding game against Celta Vigo, which will be played on Wednesday, May 17.


Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos gestures to supporters at the end of the La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Sevilla at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Sunday, May 14, 2017.

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