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Real Madrid 2-0 Eibar: Zidane: Marcelo did an amazing job

Zinedine Zidane was keen to ride the wave of positivity sweeping through Real Madrid after their 2-0 win over Eibar on Saturday.

The victory at Valdebebas is the latest in a long line of recent results that have seen Los Blancos emerge as contenders to win LaLiga Santander and win the Champions League following a tough start to the season.

The match against Eibar allowed Real Madrid to keep up their title push at home and also prepare for hosting Liverpool on Tuesday.

“We’re not looking at that at all,” Zidane said on Liverpool.

“We look at the day to day.

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“First it was about today’s game and we did very well. We started the game very well.

“Now it’s about resting and preparing ourselves well.

“We know where we’ve come from. We’ve suffered a lot this season and now it’s about enjoying it.

“We’re having a good time, because the results are good.

“We’re defending our goal very well and we’re playing well, which is important for us.”

Marco Asensio scored Real Madrid‘s first goal against Eibar to net for the third game in a row.

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“I’m happy for Marco. It’s important for a player to score goals,” Zidane said.

“It’s important because he gives him confidence and energy.

“It’s important for him to score and he’s looking good to me.

“Marco is like this every day.

“He helps the team because he’s a very good player. Nothing has changed [since his injury].

“We’ve suffered a lot this season and now we’re enjoying ourselves because we have more confidence.

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“We know what we’re playing for. We’re still alive in two competitions.”

Marcelo also impressed in a left wing-back role against Eibar, having spent much of the campaign on the sidelines.

“He did an amazing job,” Zidane said on the Brazilian.

“We know he’s good on the ball and that he can play in lots of positions.

“He played very well and we’re happy with how everyone played.

“We were focused and convincing.

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“What’s more, it’s a long time since Marcelo played.”

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