David Bettoni said that Zidane was feeling good after his positive test but was upset to not be between the other players.
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has tested positive for Covid-19, the Spanish club introduced Friday. The positive test comes a day before Madrid travel to Alaves in La Liga looking to bounce back from an embarrassing midweek Copa del Rey exit. “Real Madrid C.F. document that our coach Zinedine Zidane has tested positive for Covid-19,” the club stated in a statement. Zidane already needed to self-isolate this month after getting into touch with someone infected with the virus. He examined negative at the time and was able to oversee the team. After successive defeats in the Spanish Super Cup and Copa del Rey, the second a shock loss to third-tier Alcoyano, Zidane is once more under pressure as Real Madrid try to reignite their La Liga title challenge away to Alaves. Zidane’s side is playing catch-as much as Atletico Madrid after draws in opposition to struggling Elche and Osasuna, of the league’s backside three, in latest weeks.
Alaves beat Madrid 2-1 in the capital in the past due November, however, have received as soon as in 8 matches since, their slide into a relegation scrap costing coach Pablo Machin his job last week with former Spain worldwide Abelardo Fernandez returning to take charge. Real assistant coach David Bettoni stated that Zidane became “fine” after his positive test, although “unhappy” not to be among the players. “I spoke with the coach this morning, and he’s fine,” stated Bettoni. “He changed into a bit unhappy this morning not to be with us. He will not bodily be with us. However, all of us know that he might be with us supporting. “He will not be with us physically throughout tomorrow’s game. However, he might be with us to support the players, give his energy and help everyone.” Bettoni also played down speak of Zidane’s future after their Copa del Rey embarrassment. “You know the boss. He likes football; it’s his passion. He is lucky to coach this great membership. It is a complicated time; however, he’s in good spirits,” stated Bettoni. “I see him each morning with a smile, with joy, looking to train. We need to hold on, we’re lucky to train at this club, so we experience them each day with our players.”