"The Fifa sanction is hurtful. It is a very serious matter to smear Real Madrid's reputation in this way. We are convinced that it is all a mistake; it is ridiculous to think that Real Madrid will be punished for a matter concerning the protection of minors when the children have always been a priority for us. We are not going to be making any signings in the January window but that doesn't have anything to do with the ban, it is because we have the best players and the best coach," said Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez in an interview with France Football, in which he spoke of several subjects including Zidedine Zidane, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema.
Zidane: "He said 'yes' immediately, without any shadow of a doubt. He was so clear in his mind that I knew there and then that Zidane was ready to take on this new and exciting challenge. Everybody here loves Zidane. Many compare his importance at the club to that od Di Stéfano. I saw Di Stéfano play and now many new generations can say: 'I saw Zidane play.'"
Benzema case: "We have supported him and we will always support him. Having spoken to him, I'm sure that it is impossible to think that he did something bad. He is a good lad and I am absolutely convinced that, above all, his intention was to help his friend Mathieu Valbuena."
PSG interest in Ronaldo: "I am not surprised. Cristiano Ronaldo is the best player in the world and he is the leader of Real Madrid. It's normal that other clubs dream of having him. He is Di Stéfano's heir and he is very happy here, so he is not going to leave Real Madrid. He is the best player in the world and he has to keep playing for the best team in the world."
Varane: "I am convinced that Varane will one day be captain of Real Madrid. He is adored by the fans. Not only is he is a great player, he is also a great person."