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Zidane only focused on Club World Cup

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Even though there is El Clásico approaching, the Frenchman insists Madrid’s top priority is winning the CWC.

Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane says the Club World Cup is the only thing his team is thinking about right now. Los Blancos will line up against Al Jazira on Wednesday in the semi-finals, but will also face Barcelona just 10 days after that. Yet, Zidane remains adamant that he is only focused on the next game to come and not the ones that are still in the future for his club.

The Frenchman also added that Real will give the competition their all since the only thing they would be satisfied with is a win.

“It’s a competition where we’re going to do our best to win,” he said of the Club World Cup at a pre-match news conference as quoted by Goal. “It’s not going to be easy.

“But first we have to go through to the final. We just think about winning the World Cup [not the Clásico].

“[The suspensions] are one thing that can happen, that the players could have in their heads. It’s a bit strange that the red cards in this World Cup affect LaLiga but, since I am positive, I know that nothing will happen.

“Against Barcelona, we will all be available. It’s strange, but we accept it.”