France coach Deschamps happy to see Zidane back at Real Madrid

France coach Deschamps happy to see Zidane back at Real Madrid

He will now become Madrid's first summer signing for Zinedine Zidane, after the Spanish club agreed to pay his €50m buyout clause.

Yet despite speculation over the future of players such as Gareth Bale and Marcelo, the Madrid boss stressed he does not see the end-of-season run-in as an audition for those who may be on their way out.

Bale has been booed by home supporters this season, although his agent has insisted the 29-year-old wants to "play all his career" at the club.

Another player Zidane said he would "count on" is Isco, who on Friday was left out of Luis Enrique's Spain squad having made only one start for Real so far in 2019.

"The good thing is that all players are good here".


"Gareth wanted to play one way and Zidane wanted him to play another", Barnett said via the BBC's Football Daily podcast. Zidane as a player was known for his wonderful vision and he had somewhat underlyingly predicted the slight downfall of the club since his departure in his first press conference back at the club.

"We're here just to think about football". Madrid president Florentino Perez knows that persuading Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi to allow Neymar and Kylian Mbappe to leave this summer will be problematic. "We know the quality those two players have but what interests me is tomorrow's game, nothing more".

Real lie third in the LaLiga table, 12 points behind leaders Barca.

Solari was sacked on 11 March following a dismal period during which the reigning three-time European champions exited the Champions League against Ajax and suffered back-to-back domestic defeats by Barcelona.

"We have worked very well on the idea of a match".

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