After defeating Celta Vigo to move top of LaLiga, Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane praised his side’s “complete” success. After just five minutes at Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium, Lucas Vazquez scored the opening goal and Marco Asensio doubled the lead early in the second half.
Los Blancos have a one-point advantage over Atletico Madrid, but their city rivals have three games in hand and could return to the top spot when they face Alaves on Sunday. HIGHLIGHTS | @Lucasvazquez91 and @marcoasensio10 fire @realmadriden to their first win in 2021! “#RealMadridCelta pic.twitter.com/Ot5vrZ7XDf- LaLiga English (@LaLigaEN) January 2, 2021 “Today, from the first minute to the last, it was a full effort from us,” the Real Madrid head coach said in comments posted on the official website of the club. We know that we always have to win and it’s not easy, but it’s done by the players and I’m happy for them. “We know we always have to win and it’s not easy, but the players are doing it and I’m happy for them. ” It’s all about the squad, the party, if we play from the start like this. @Lucasvazquez91 @marcoasensio10 #RMLiga | pic.twitter.com/pT9EcyMSrN- #HalaMadrid- Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) January 2, 2021 “We were very disciplined in attack and defense, with and without the ball. We are all satisfied, but we still have a long way to go. “Zidane also praised the recent form of Asensio and the “reliable” Vasquez, who scored both goals for Real: “I’m happy for Asensio. He had a serious injury and now he’s much better and he’s getting better every game,” Spanish newspaper, For him, I’m happy and it’s the same for everyone else. We played a very serious game. For Los Blancos (Manu Fernandez/AP), Marco Asensio (left) and Lucas Vazquez were on top form. Zidane added: “I’m happy for him and it’s the same for everyone else. We played a very serious game. Marco Asensio (left) and Lucas Vazquez were on top form for Los Blancos (Manu Fernandez/AP)Zidane added: ” He is very trustworthy, very dedicated, and I am pleased with what he is doing. It’s all about the team. Today we played very well. The only concern for the defending champions was the injury to full-back Dani Carvajal, who was replaced five minutes from time and will miss Osasuna next weekend after picking up his fifth yellow card. Carvajal sustained a minor injury,”It’s always about the team. We played very well today. The only concern for the defending champions was the injury to full-back Dani Carvajal, who was substituted five minutes from time and will miss next weekend against Osasuna after picking up his fifth yellow card. Carvajal suffered a slight injury,”It’s always about the team. I don’t think it’s something serious, but we didn’t want to take any risks,” Zidane said. “Dani Carvajal was wounded late for the hosts (Nick Potts/PA) Celta was in good shape, winning six of their last seven games in all competitions, but suffered a loss at the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium that was compounded in the second half when goal scorer Iago Aspas was substituted in the 52nd minute. The club later reported that the striker had sustained “a probable fibril tear in the thigh of his right leg” and will be further examined in the coming days to determine the extent of the problem. PARTE MÉDICO | @aspas10 sofre unha posible rotura fibrilar na súa perna dereita e Nolito tamén ten unha lesión muscular. PARTE MÉDICO | @aspas10 sofre unha posible rotura fibrilar na súa perna dereita e Nolito tamén ten unha lesión muscular. Ambos serán sometidos a probas para determinar o alcance exaco das lesiones.https://t.co/YKN5uc17Uj pic.twitter.com/LJzYt40KUu- RC Celta (@RCCelta) January 2, 2021According to Spanish AS, Celta coach Eduardo Coudet said, “In the first half we dominated, but we lacked penetration. We are not satisfied, but we will continue to work. “We had little to do with the ball. We had little to do with the ball. We were meant to target the holes more and we weren’t successful on the other side either. We kept trying to play through the middle with the balls. There are things to rectify and we’re going to continue to improve. “On Aspas’ injury, Coudet added: “The game changed with the 2-0 game, but the absence of our most important player made it harder for us. “It’s nothing serious, it’s not a tear. For sure we will lose him for the next two games.”