Speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of Real Madrid’s Saturday night fixture against Celta Vigo, head coach Zinedine Zidane avoided discussing the speculation surrounding a move for Bayern Munich defender David Alaba.

Will it be battle for the league between Real and Atlético?

No, I don’t think it will be a head-to-head battle. People are speaking a lot about Atlético Madrid now because they are top of the table. The nice thing about this league is that it’s going to be very open, like it always is, right up until the end.

On David Alaba

We’ve got all our players here and I’m just thinking about the game tomorrow against Celta Vigo. We have a very big squad and already have enough to think about. Our focus is just on the game tomorrow.

On Eden Hazard

We want 2021 to be his year and he is prepared for that. We have confidence in him. He has had some tough moments here but bit by bit we’ll have him back with us in the team.

Iago Aspas

He’s a spectacular player. He is an international player and one who always makes a difference. He is a hugely important player for Celta.

Have you made a wish for 2021?

I haven’t made a wish but on a professional level, I hope none of my players get injured. I said at the start of this [press conference] that I hope everyone has a better year this year, especially those struggling.