“Leganés are having a good season and we’ll have to perform really well if we’re to beat them”, added Zidane.

Zinedine Zidane took to the media room at Real Madrid City after overseeing his side’s final training session ahead of Monday night’s trip to Butarque (9pm CET), with the boss previewing the clash against Leganés in the following terms: “I’m expecting to see opponents that are keen to beat Madrid and a motivated and aggressive side because they’re having a good season. They’re playing some good stuff, they’re not just all about aggression and defensive solidity. I’m expecting to see the best of Leganés tomorrow night, that’s why we’re going to have to perform very well if we’re to get the points”.

“The good thing is that nobody looks to hide here, they all want to play and are training really well. All of them have been available this week, barring the two or three injured players. Although it’s not easy, we have to show our motivation, not to win any silverware, but to finish second because that can alter a lot of things”.

“We’ve had a very long week, with a lot of training sessions and it has been a good week. We’ve made the most of things to work on the players’ fitness, when you get a week like that it gives you the time to work and we’ve done well. On the other hand, when you’ve got three games in the space of a week, you get no chance to work on things. Many teams have played on Mondays and now it’s our turn.