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Turkey: We only think about winning - Real Madrid's Ramos ahead of Galatasaray clash

1 22.10.2019 Инфо

W/S Real Madrid Captain, Sergio Ramos, arriving at press conference, Istanbul
SOT, Sergio Ramos, Real Madrid Captain (Spanish): "I could tell you a little about the team's feeling. The team is only thinking about winning tomorrow, we are not going to entertain an opinion and [talk about] what certain people's speculation. Sometimes the measuring stick is different for each other. From there you can draw the conclusion you want." *LOOSE TRANSLATION*
W/S Ramos at press conference *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Sergio Ramos, Real Madrid captain (Spanish): "Well, we have to do our thing. We can not handle, much less manipulate the people's opinion, and of course, it (the opinion) is respectable. I think that Zizou (Zinedine Zidane) is used to [it], and in that sense, he knows our home very well, he knows very well the day-to-day business, the level of demand that our club has, and after all, we depend on results. I don't think it has any kind of influence when deciding as a coach, and in that sense, I think we should all generate an environment to live apart from praise and criticism because otherwise, we would be [concentrated on that] in each match." *LOOSE TRANSLATION*
W/S Ramos at press conference *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Sergio Ramos, Real Madrid captain (Spanish): "Well I think that everyone knows that the dressing rooms stand by Zizou to death, and whatever happens with our last results and in the future, I think the image the team should always display, a united team, is of a team that still trusts their coach, just like the coach trusts his players. Today we would want different results, it has not been that way, but Madrid always comes back, and what is a better way to do so than a united way, which is the only way to achieve goals?" *LOOSE TRANSLATION*
W/S Ramos at press conference *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Sergio Ramos, Real Madrid captain (Spanish): "We think about winning, I reiterate the same because we do not think if Zizou continues [coaching] or not, we think of tomorrow's game that is the highest priority we have right now and then we will see. We will have time to discuss if the coach leaves or does not leave. Hopefully, we do not have to speak about it again and the results are good, and Zizou continues to succeed as he has done throughout his career. I believe that after everything he has done for Madrid he also deserves respect and that every time a game is tied, it's only talked about the coach." *LOOSE TRANSLATION*
W/S Real Madrid FC coach, Zinedine Zidane, arriving at press conference
SOT, Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid FC coach (Spanish): "Anyway, it's always like that, it's been 18 years since I'm here, the same thing happened to me as a player, I know that where we are, the pressure will always be there, the only thing for me and the players is to prepare for the game. We know the situation, but nothing will change. What may happen tomorrow will not change anything. There are going to be many games and until the end, we will try our best. First, with tomorrow's game we will try to win all three points because we are here for that, but regarding the rest, that pressure, which is always talked about regarding changing the coach, well that will not change." *LOOSE TRANSLATION*
W/S Zidane at press conference *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid FC coach (Spanish): "Well, we've talked about it, what happened [already] happened, you know. Football forgets what you have done and that is life and also for me it is the same. It is the present, and the past [is in] the past, what we have done, what I have done with Real Madrid as a player. But now it is the present, the present. I am not going to tell you that what they are saying does not bother me, because it bothers me, I do not like it, but I cannot stop people from saying their opinion either. What I have to do as a coach is to give my maximum, do the same with my players, and that's it. I have to think positive as always." *LOOSE TRANSLATION*
W/S Zidane at press conference *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid FC coach (Spanish): "I don't know man. You can't ask me that. What I want is to be here forever, you can't ask me that. You ask about the situation, and well, we know the situation. You have to ask another one."
W/S Zidane leaving press conference
M/S Real Madrid players training
W/S Real Madrid players training
M/S Real Madrid players training
W/S Real Madrid players training
M/S Real Madrid players training
SCRIPT
Spain's Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos said that his team is "only thinking about winning" during a press conference in Istanbul on Monday, ahead of his squad's UEFA Champions League showdown against Turkish Galatasaray.
"I think the image the team should always display, a united team, is of a team that still trusts their coach, just like the coach trusts his players," stressed Ramos.
"We think about winning, I reiterate the same, because we do not think if Zizou [Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane] continues [coaching] or not," he added.
The comments came amid speculation in Spanish media about whether coach Zinedine Zidane will continue in his role after the side's 3-0 defeat against Paris St Germain last month.
Zidane also admitted that the speculation about his future "bothers" him but added that "what I have to do as a coach is to give my maximum, do the same with my players, and that's it. I have to think positive as always."
Real Madrid will face Galatasaray in Istanbul on Tuesday for a decisive showdown in group A of the UEFA Champions League.