Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane stated Liverpool might be bodily demanding opponents after the 2 sides have been drawn collectively within the Champions League quarter-finals, however the glamour tie will not distract them from their La Liga title bid.
The 13-times European champions have been pitted towards final season’s Premier League winners in Friday’s draw, in a repeat of the 2018 closing, which Zidane’s aspect received 3-1.
However, with Real sitting third in La Liga, simply six factors beneath Atletico Madrid in prime spot, their focus for now stays on home points, beginning with Saturday’s go to to Celta Vigo.
“We know Liverpool: they’ll demand a lot from us physically, but this is for us to think about after the international break,” Zidane instructed a information convention.
“This season as a complete is hard. We can’t get forward of ourselves, we now have to take issues daily and be prepared for no matter occurs. We know we’re alive within the title race and we need to stick with it working laborious for that.
“Every year the final stretch of the season is do or die. I’m not focusing on the schedule, rather the day-to-day. That’s what really gets us going. We’re alive, we’re working hard and that’s inspiration enough for us.”
The conferences with Liverpool sandwich a Clasico tie towards arch-rivals Barcelona, which may have a pivotal say within the title race.
Eden Hazard might be absent for Saturday’s journey to Galicia with a muscle downside as his damage nightmare on the Bernabeu continues, and Zidane stated the membership are engaged on a particular plan for the Belgian.
“We want Eden to recover properly, completely. That’s the most important thing for us,” he stated.
“We don’t want him to have surgery. We’ll have a distinct plan for him. We want him back and firing.”
Hazard might be joined on the sidelines by defenders Dani Carvajal and Alvaro Odriozola, in addition to fellow ahead Mariano Diaz.