Real Madrid are all set to face their city rivals Atletico Madrid on Sunday and with this match a lot of calculations are related too.
If Real Madrid manage to beat Atletico Madrid in the derby clash tomorrow, then that would mean Barcelona would go 12 points clear of Atletico Madrid at second and will eventually win the league before Madrid visit them at Camp Nou. And, there were the drama starts.
According to the rituals, Real Madrid have to give a guard of honor to Barcelona at Camp Nou as they will be already crowned champions before the El Clasico.
But Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has denied to give Barcelona the guard of honor and also explained the reason behind it in the pre-match press conference.
“We will not do the guard of honor for Barcelona at the Camp Nou. It’s my decision. Barcelona have already broken that tradition when they didn’t give us one during the Super Cup,” Zidane said.
The Real Madrid coach also admitted that the league is completely over for them and have no explanation on what went wrong for them in the league.
“There is no explanation, there are times in the season when things do not go well for us, it happened to us and it lasted long, especially not to score goals,” he said.
However, Zidane wants to end the season on a high note:
“It’s true that we’ve had a very difficult start, we cannot change that, but we can only do what we’re doing, playing well and we want to finish the season well,” he concluded.