Real Madrid ease past Tony Adams´ Granada

And the "plan-B" as it is becoming known worked well again with two goals each from James Rodriguez, who put his side 2-0 up in just 11 minutes, and Alvaro Morata, who scored in the 30th and 35th minute, sealed an easy 4-0 win before halftime.

"Most of his solo runs are so quick I don't even have time to see what he's done", he said.

Alvaro Morata admits he has played less than he would have liked for Real Madrid this season but insists he will not kick up a fuss.

The Spain global has only started 13 La Liga games for Real this season, primarily playing back-up to the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema.

The win came on the back of Atletico's midweek defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League and following Sevilla's 1-1 draw at home to Real Sociedad on Friday.

Atletico Madrid manager, Diego Simeone, has insisted that his team can overturn their three-goal deficit, in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final tie against rivals Real Madrid on Wednesday.

"We have three finals left in La Liga, and one on Wednesday to make the final", he said.

The game at Granada is considered the easiest in Madrid's remaining schedule.

"Now we will relax, thinking about Wednesday, which is going to test us a lot more than tonight, and we are going to have to have a flawless game", Zidane added.

Zidane paid credit to the professionalism of high class "back-ups" James and Morata, while saying that rotation through the season meant all his team were in peak shape at the most important moment.

With that in mind, the France U20 starlet is said to be prioritising a move which will guarantee that he plays regularly as he eyes a spot in the France squad for next summer's World Cup, and it appears as though he believes Barcelona will offer him the best possible chance. We know there are players who feature less but you can sense we are never less than fully dedicated.

"After nine months sometimes you can be a bit exhausted, but we are just the opposite, which is good news for the rest of the season".

  • Angelo Rivera