Zidane: The Clasico Is Not About Revenge

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Zidane unhappy with Real Madrid ban

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane does not think his men will be interested in revenge against Barcelona in the clasico.

Madrid lost 4-0 in the reverse fixture, a match that hastened Benitez dismissal.

Zidane has overseen five straight wins in all competitions since February’s 1-0 derby defeat to Atletico Madrid but accepts facing a Barcelona side 10 points better off than his own at the top of La Liga represents a significant challenge.

“The players know perfectly well what happened [in the previous Clasico],” the Frenchman told his pre-match news conference. “Revenge? No, it’s just a game we want to win.

“We’re on a good run, playing well lately. We keep doing our work. I want to see my team playing as they have been doing lately.

“I will sleep the same as always tonight. I will enjoy tomorrow – my first Barca-Madrid match as a coach. I want to enjoy it.

“It’s a football game. We must remember that and enjoy it – a chance to play against good players and test yourself against Barcelona.

“It is not easy to beat Real Madrid. I want to see a good game of football and my team winning.

“On paper, maybe it’s a different game. But we will not change anything. We will prepare well and start the game strongly.

“For a player, El Clasico is the most beautiful game that exists in football. I’m happy now to live it as a coach.”

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