Zidane determined to end season with silverware

After leading Real Madrid's return to training, Zinedine Zidane hopes to make a fight of this season's LaLiga title race.

Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid is currently two points behind Barcelona.   -  Getty Images

Zinedine Zidane is determined to finish the season with silverware after Real Madrid returned to group training this week.

The Madrid head coach has led sessions at Valdebebas this week, with players able to resume group workouts in small numbers.

It is hoped the 2019-20 La Liga season, which was suspended in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, will be able to get back underway in June.

Madrid went into the enforced break two points behind leader Barcelona, but Zidane is focused on making a fight of the title race if the campaign is able to resume.

"This week has been very good because we can work more in small groups. We can do more tactically, physically and technically," he told Real Madrid TV. "The team looks better this week and next week will be much better.

READ | Messi and Guardiola could have been at Getafe, claims president Angel Torres

"We have to think positively because we are lucky to be back at work, to be here on the pitch and it looks good to me. The players are thinking that now they have to make the most of it, to enjoy it.

"We have 11 matches left and we are going to prepare ourselves to finish the season well, strongly. In the end, the important thing is to give everything to win something. We are here, this is the DNA of the club, trying to win things.

"I'm happy to be working with my players again. It's the most important thing after 60 days. We are all happy to be back at Valdebebas. We've planned a way of working with the fitness coaches and the players are also happy to be able to train, to be together and enjoy doing what they like to do, which is play football."

Support Sportstar


Dear Reader,

Support our journalism — where text and pictures intermingle so seamlessly — and help us scale up your experience as the world changes around us. Your contribution is vital to our brand of uninfluenced, boots-on-the-ground reportage that’s worth your while. Clickbait sensationalism is not for us, but editorial independence is — we owe it to you.

  Dugout videos