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Real Madrid not Considering Clasico, says Zidane

Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid not Considering Clasico, he brushed off suggestions Real Madrid could be diverted by the Clasico

when they perform with in-form Valencia in La Liga on Sunday. Prior to taking on Barcelona at Camp Nou

in a match that could decide who goes of their table madrid confront a game at Mestalla, only three days.

“Our only concern is tomorrow’s game. The remainder might be close but in precisely the exact same time it’s far away.

Tomorrow’s game has all of my energy and about Wednesday, I’m not interested.” Real Madrid play at home to Athletic Bilbao,

to complete before La Liga’s Christmas break. Bale has just recovered from a thigh injury sustained.

“The other day Gareth did not play but he is here and I’m counting on him,” Zidane said.

“The significant thing is that he is available and prepared.” Zidane includes a dilemna over whether to choose Casemiro against Valencia,

given if he picks up a yellow card, the Brazilian will be suspended for the match from Barca.

But Zidane’s group can’t afford to underestimate Valencia, who’ve enrolled three consecutive victories,

including one off at Ajax on Tuesday that secured qualification for the Champions League last 16 as group winners. Valencia sit ,

while Barcelona and Madrid are level on points in second and first respectively.

Asked about the Clasico, Zidane said in a press conference on Saturday:Real Madrid not Considering Clasico at all and I include everyone who works here in the club at the.

Madrid are short of other options in defensive midfield.

“I need to pick a beginning line-up thinking just about tomorrow’s match — if I think about Wednesday, that would be a mistake,

” said Zidane. “I always speak with the players because I am considering the feelings that they all have.

And it is the same. We know his importance and what he provides to the team.

” Ferland Mendy is banned against Valencia and Marcelo is out with a calf injury,

meaning Eder Militao or Nacho Fernandez are likely to fill in at left-back. James Rodriguez trained on Saturday

as he won’t be ready this weekend and continues his comeback.

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