Luca Zidane confesses the reason for being a goalkeeper

Eibar is surfing a wave of good results. Good defensive work is key. Three clean sheets in the last five games since Luca Zidane started taking over from Arma. “The goalkeeper is there to stop and keep a clean sheet, but he is not the only one responsible, just as the striker is not the only one responsible for the win., it is everyone’s job”, confirmed the French goalkeeper. Luca also appreciated the qualifying situation: “We are at the top, in the fight for where we want to be at the end of the season. The group is very close and let’s all go together The results could be better or worse, but the line to follow is this”.

On a personal level, the former Rayo player showed himself “I am happy with the continuity and regularity that I need and have”, something he considers to be the result of “working to improve every day, because I know I still have a lot of things to improve”. With an eye on the rest of the season, he stated “very ambitious” with the intention of regularly helping the team to achieve its objectives. “As a group they have received me very well, both my teammates, the coaching staff and the fans. I am very grateful to the club for how they behave towards me and I feel very comfortable here. Good or bad, the player will give everything when you see so many people behind you. It’s always good and it helps you perform much better,” he stressed about his good adaptation to the Ipurua team.


One of Luca Zidane’s greatest qualities is undoubtedly his own masterful footwork: “For me, the keeper is another one. Now more in football. The keeper is very important to get the ball out. I value it very much.” A virtue he could have inherited from his father Zinedine Zidane. Far from following in his father’s footsteps, he chose to become a goalkeeper. A decision that Luca explained: “From the outside it is strange, but in the family we know why it was like this. When I played with my older brother Enzo I always had to go to the goal because I was the youngest, so I took it myself and have continued until now.”. On the advice and impressions Zizou gives him, he insisted: “Like any dad, glad he’s playing. From the outside it is true that you see him differently, but to me he is my father and he is very happy. He tells me to train and work really hard to achieve my goals.”

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Now the next appointment in the league calendar is at home, where their advantages have clearly improved: “We have taken a step forward away from home. We have to keep going, try to take away as many points as possible and continue on this footing at home. Is that true We’re a little short of goal, but the team is solid and confident in what it’s doing”. As for the rival, Luca placed Cartagena as a direct rival for the playoff “because we spent many days and they are still doing very well.” Still, they will face it like any other game and with the desire to make up for the Ipurua point: “We focus more on ourselves than on the rival. Even though we know they’re going to make it difficult for us. We are working on this game this week and we are convinced that it will be fine. The mindset of the team outside is a clean slate, starting from that base and then trying to find solutions to bring the games to us”.

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