Actual Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane stated his aspect all the time thrive in opposed conditions as they put together to host Actual Sociedad in La Liga on Monday aiming to proceed to rein in La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid.
Actual slipped 10 factors behind Atletico with a 2-1 defeat at dwelling to Levante on the finish of January however have turned their stuttering marketing campaign round with a flawless run in February regardless of a crippling damage disaster.
In addition they are the one Spanish aspect to have gained the primary leg of their Champions League round-of-16 tie, profitable 1-0 at Atalanta on Wednesday after Barcelona, Sevilla and Atletico misplaced their dwelling fixtures.
“That is how this workforce works, when the tide turns towards us, we all know the best way to impose ourselves within the crucial moments,” Zidane advised reporters. “We all know you’ll all the time expertise difficulties in a season however you all the time have good moments too. However the marketing campaign may be very lengthy, there’s quite a lot of video games left, and we nonetheless have not achieved something.”
Actual go into Monday’s sport sitting third within the standings — six factors behind Atletico — after Barcelona beat Sevilla 2-0 on Saturday to rejoin the title race and Atletico beat Villarreal 2-0 on Sunday.
Zidane stated he by no means thought Atletico would run away with the championship.
“Proper now it is between three groups, earlier than individuals stated just one workforce may win it, quickly it will likely be down to 2 groups. However we have all the time felt it was open. There’s 42 factors left to play for and we’ll preserve solely specializing in ourselves,” he added.
Actual’s damage issues had been eased by Federico Valverde and Alvaro Odriozola returning to coaching however they’re nonetheless with out prime scorer Karim Benzema, captain Sergio Ramos and report signing Eden Hazard.