Without Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, Real Madrid had to rely on other players to do the job, especially offensively, at Deportivo La Coruña, and everyone Zinedine Zidane sent in, got the job done indeed.
Real Madrid left Galicia with a resounding 6-2 win, and Zinedine Zidane was, as expected, full of praise after the game, more like in awe of how well his ‘usually non-regulars’ played for 90 minutes.
Many of the players who’ve featured here aren’t our regular starters and what they’ve gone out and done, in terms of the tempo and discipline, was amazing
the Frenchman said in the Press conference, going on to praise his players even more;
I come away from here happy with the performance and everyone’s goals. The players that don’t get as many minutes are also focused and fitness-wise you couldn’t spot any difference, quite the opposite. They’re in fine shape and they’ve proved that. They’re keen to play, I’ve got a great group here and they’re all ready to face up to the challenges that lie ahead
the Madrid coach said, before labeling the remaining games this season ‘real cup finals’.
James Rodriguez, scorer of two goals against Deportivo, used the same words talking about the games that lie ahead of Madrid;
Every single game from now on is going to be a final. We simply cannot afford to drop any points in the championship, and against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League every detail will prove important
the rather rejuvenated Colombian told reporters.