"The same thing happened a year ago so we're not anxious at all, the opposite", said Zidane, who is the first coach to successfully defend the European Cup since 1990 and has won seven trophies since taking charge of Real in January 2016. Two won't be tolerated.
He also scored after coming off the bench in his side's 4-1 victory over Juventus in the Champions League final last season, and has since gone on to establish himself as a mainstay among Real Madrid's multitude of star names to begin the 2017/18 campaign.
Zinedine Zidane fielded several fringe players over the weekend. In addition, he is very happy to play again because it is what he likes, what makes him happy. To cover for their departures, Madrid promoted 20-year-old Borja Mayoral from the youth squads.
Ronaldo's return boosts Real's attack after a disappointing 1-1 draw at home to Levante on Saturday, their second successive home draw which left them trailing early Liga leaders Barcelona and Real Sociedad by four points.
"He's going to play tomorrow, but we're not going to have him on Sunday".
Mayoral has a chance of starting in the team's Champions League opener because Benzema has already been ruled out due to a muscle injury in his right leg.
"We are not talking about dependency, what I want is to have all players ready and able to play", Zidane said at a press conference prior to Wednesday's match. "I made a decision to play for Spain".