Zinedine Zidane says he has the total help of Actual Madrid president Florentino Perez and has known as on his gamers to show their season round by beating Barcelona on Saturday. Madrid and their coach head to Camp Nou below strain after consecutive defeats to Cadiz in La Liga and Shakhtar Donetsk within the Champions League. Requested on Friday if he nonetheless feels the backing of the membership and president, Zidane stated: “Sure, from everybody. I’ve received many issues with these gamers and I’ll at all times be with them to the dying. I’ll at all times be with them.
“However we’ve got to vary our momentum, we’ve got had two tough video games, and that is what that is all about. There are at all times dangerous moments however there are these groups in these moments that present their character and high quality. We have now to do this tomorrow.”
Zidane stated Sergio Ramos might be out there to face Barcelona after recovering from the knee damage that stored him out of the loss to Shakhtar on Wednesday.
“Sergio is our captain, our chief,” stated Zidane. “He is recovered, he’ll be with us. It is about being a hundred percent although and I believe that Sergio is already there.”
Barcelona are additionally coming into the Clasico on the again of a loss within the league, though they responded to the 1-Zero defeat by Getafe final weekend by profitable 5-1 at residence to Ferencvaros on Tuesday within the Champions League.
“In idea, each groups are below numerous strain,” stated Ronald Koeman, who might be taking cost of his first Clasico as Barcelona coach.
“Perhaps within the final couple of weeks Madrid have not been at their stage however this does not imply that they’re a nasty staff.
“They’re an enormous staff, with skilled gamers, who understand how to deal with the strain, and they’re going to need greater than anybody to win this match after their two defeats.”
“I do not count on a weak Madrid, I count on the other,” Koeman added.
There are doubts over Antoine Griezmann, who stayed on the bench for Barca’s victory in midweek.
It was not clear whether or not the Frenchman had been dropped or rested. “He has an opportunity to play,” stated Koeman. “But it surely’s not good to debate his function for each sport.”
Jordi Alba has been included within the squad after recovering from a hamstring damage however it’s to be seen if the left-back is deemed prepared to start out.
“All the time the final phrase is with the participant,” stated Koeman. “If there is not any response he has a great probability of enjoying tomorrow.”
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