Zinedine Zidane is expecting a physical contest when his team take on Sevilla at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on Wednesday.
Los Rojiblancos still have an outside chance of a Europa League place, and whilst Zidane is expected to make several changes to his line-up after El Clasico, he believes it will be a game played at high intensity against a team coached by the experienced Joaquin Caparros.
“I’m sure it’s going to be played to the limit physically because Caparros has the distinctiveness of putting everything into high intensity and pressure,” the Frenchman told a Press conference.
“I saw their game against Real Sociedad and they took it to the limit, so a good game awaits us. When you play against a team that plays a lot it demands intensity from the start. I’m sure as they are at home they will try to pressure us and we must do things well from the start.”
Madrid travel to Sevilla hoping to put their own pressure on second-placed Atletico Madrid, and Zidane also says he has one eye on the Champions League final against Liverpool on May 26, although he will not be holding back.
“We have three league games left and of course we will try to play well in all of them. The aim is to try and finish as high as possible in the table. It’s a good opportunity to take three points, knowing that they are also playing for a lot.
“I’m not thinking about injuries or what could happen to a player before the final. I’ve got a squad of 25 and some of them need to rest at times, but we have to be positive and not think of what could happen.
“We can’t control those kind of things and as a Coach I select the players that I think convenient for each game,” he explained.