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Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has stated that his players are ready to challenge for the league title with 11 games remaining until the end of the season.

“My players know what it is to play in a final stretch [of a season],” he said during his press conference.

“The important thing is the preparation and we prepared very well.

“We are prepared and I have faith in what we have done and now we have to prove it.

“We are lucky to play again. We have worked very well physically. We are ready to start.

“We are two points behind and we have 11 finals left. We are going to give it our all to win this title.”

The Real Madrid boss has revealed that he would prefer to see the stadium filled with spectators.

“I prefer to play with an audience,” Zidane mentioned.

“At the moment there will be none.

“Later on, if those in charge change this, we will see.”

Zidane feels that one cannot choose between one competition or another.

“For me every game is important,” he told.

“A friendly match with a small team is important. It is what they taught me in this shirt.

“If you are playing well in LaLiga you will be playing well in the Champions League.

“[LaLiga] is the more difficult, the longest [competition] and Spanish football is very complicated.”

“It will depend on the game,” he said.

“You could make five changes in one game and only two in another. Sixty days out has never happened to a player so it is good to have five changes.”

“What I have missed the most is freedom,” he said.

“Nobody likes to be locked up. That is what has affected us.

“The positive thing is that things return to normal. We are thinking about the future and that things are on the right track.”

“They are going to be with us. They are available and it is good news,” he stated.

“I am happy with Hazard. Happy for him.

“The bad news is about [Luka] Jovic. He got hurt at home. It was a bad thing because he is going to be away for a while.

“I don’t know how long. It is bad news and we’ll see if he can come back before the season ends.”

“We are going to play LaLiga, and we are going to finish it,” he said.

“We have 11 finals and then the Champions League will return.

“It will not change anything. It is a rare situation and we will do what we have to do.”

“The Di Stefano is our stadium,” he said.

“We will adapt to what we have to play on and we are delighted.”