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Zidane wants Real Madrid to ‘disconnect’ before Man City tie

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Zinedine Zidane vows to allow his players some time to relax following the conclusion of a hectic 2019/20 La Liga season.

Real Madrid were held to a 2-2 draw in the final matchday of the La Liga season against Leganes.

This was the first time that Real Madrid failed to secure a victory after the campaign’s resumption last month, having won each of their 10 matches ever since prior to last night.

The newly crowned La Liga champions will now turn their focus on the Champions League.

On August 7, Manchester City await them at Etihad for the second leg of the Champions League Round of 16 and they will be looking to overturn a 2-1 first-leg deficit.

Zinedine Zidane wants his team to take time off for a while before continuing their Champions League preparations.

“Now, I don’t think about City. We want to disconnect a bit, then we will have all the time to think,” Zidane said, as per AS.

“Until the last second, we are going to fight to go to that final, but now you don’t have to think about the Champions League. It is time to rest and think about gathering strength. Now we all need some relaxation.

“After these four or five days off, we go back and think about the Champions League.”