Zinedine Zidane has said that he is prepared for a tough trip to Osasuna.
Zinedine Zidane, speaking pre-game, responded to the news. “[Benzema] has my support,” he said in comments carried by Marca. “It’s not an easy situation, that’s clear, but I see that he’s fine and is concentrating on his work. It’s a difficult situation and I hope it will be resolved for everyone’s sake. Karim is working, which is what he likes to do.”
As for the storm, Zidane said that it wasn’t going to affect his starting lineup, claiming that his players were robust enough in body and mind to withstand such conditions. “The storm isn’t going to affect the line-up,” he said. “[Eden] Hazard, for example, is used to this because he played in London. The team isn’t going to be affected by this.”
“I don’t know what will happen,” Zidane said. “He’s here for the moment. We’re focused on tomorrow’s game. In football, you never know. What we want for the players is for it to be resolved. You’ll always ask me, but you know what I’m going to say.”
“I’ve tested negative, so I’m going to travel,” Zidane said. “Now we’re going to focus on the game. We’ve always known what we’re playing for, and it’s a complicated, difficult ground. We have to be prepared to give the best version of ourselves.”