Published: Sun, April 08, 2018
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Zidane: Real would not honour Barcelona title win

Zidane: Real would not honour Barcelona title win

The Spain global burst onto the scene at the Santiago Bernabeu last season, and he has continued his impressive form whenever he has been called upon this term - so much so that he is ahead of Isco in the pecking order. "It is my decision and that is it", Zidane said during his Saturday media conference. I don't believe that it's true that he only features in the less important games. He's an important player but others played against Juventus and did very well. "But he has to keep working".

And Real, now in third, could do Barca a huge title favour this weekend if they beat city rivals Atletico Madrid in second, in the Madrid derby on Sunday night.

Atletico manager Diego Simeone is not expecting the game to be any more intense despite Real wanting to close the gap on his side, which stands at four points.

"We will not give a guard of honor, this is my decision", Zidane said as quoted by the Metro.

The article says that Manchester United are keen to sign two central midfielders this summer, with Michael Carrick set to retire and Marouane Fellaini looking like he will leave Old Trafford at the end of the season. We have always worked in the same way and sometimes things don't work out, but we have to keep working. We're going to compete to the best of our abilities in every game. Regardless of how the rest of the season goes, Gareth is a Madrid player and my feeling is he will stay here.

"We just focus on tomorrow's game and think just about the three points", he said.

"Atletico deserve to be where they are". "Atletico deserve to be where they are, they're second and all we can do is try and reduce the distance between them and us".

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