"We know that we can and must improve"
Zidane started speaking about the match: "We were playing against 2nd. It would have to be difficult. We knew it's never going to be easy. It's never going to be 90 minutes where we play phenomenally and your opponent doesn't get you into difficulties".
"Hazard was looking forward to a game like this. He's got a lot of quality. I'm very happy for him".
'Zizou' recognised the difficulty of the match. "We knew that we had to suffer, run and work more and more. There are no small teams nowadays. We know we can and must improve. We're going to improve for sure. Every player has something to contribute".
Speaking about Madrid's good form in the league, he explained: "I want more, we are perfectionists. We are very happy with what we are doing because it isn't easy. There are no easy matches, you have to always play them from the first whistle until the final whistle. We can and must improve. We are top and tghats where we want to be".
On a negative note it's a pity that there are many players who are now leaving again, who are not going to rest. We have to accept it", Zidane added about the international break.
With regard to the injury worries during the internal break, he declared. "It worries me, it is the reality". We are losing Toni Kroos and Gareth Bale. Some players have slight niggles, but they're still going to travel to play. That's all there is to it, there's nothing we can do. We hope to have Kroos staying here with us, but I think many will leave. We have to manage it"