Tag: Zinedine Zidane

Real Madrid Realizes a Cheaper Pogba Alternative

Real Madrid seems to have decided on Donny van de Beek, the Ajax midfielder as the cheaper alternative to Paul Pogba, the star player of Manchester United. Zinedine Zidane, the Madrid coach is looking forward to adding a creative side as a part of his summer rebuild. This has seen the La Liga club to spend on players like Luka Jovic, Eden Hazard, and Ferland Mendy.

Even though this France international tops the wish list of Zidane, Los Blancos have failed to agree on a sum with this club of the Premier League. Manchester United is not ready to allow the twenty-six-year-old who has also been associated with a comeback at Juventus to leave United this summer and is only ready to sell him at £150 million. Real Madrid is not ready to agree to the asking price of Manchester United. There have been reports that the club is recognizing Van de Beek, the Ajax star if they fail to land Paul Pogba. The club has seen his abilities in the last season and that too, first hand as he assisted Eredivisie club to defeat Spanish giants in Champions League’s last 16.
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Zinedine Zidane Reacts To Real Madrid’s Win Over Bayern Munich

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is pleased with how Los Blancos coped with Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-final first leg. The German champions started the game in a relatively brisk fashion and they bagged the opening goal after Keylor Navas made an indecision over Joshua Kimmich’s shot. Thereafter, Los Blancos were the ones who were more clinical in front of goal and Marcelo and Marcos Asensio scored in either half to secure a 2-1 triumph on the road.

Speaking after the game, Zidane was satisfied with the efforts of his players on the night, he said: “We’re very satisfied with the result, but we had a lot of problems in the first few minutes trying to take control of the game. The tie is far from over, it’s more than possible that Bayern could win in the Bernabeu, but we are very happy to have won 2-1 in Munich.” (more…)

Zinedine Zidane open to discussing fresh Ronaldo contract

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has urged Cristiano Ronaldo to focus on Saturday’s El Clasico versus Barcelona as contract discussions could be delayed until after the winter break. The Portugal international is deemed to be unsettled at the European champions after overseeing the likes of Lionel Messi and Neymar earn bumper deals at Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain respectively.

Speaking in the lead-up to the Barca clash, Zidane stressed that Ronaldo is fully fit for the encounter, and he expects the Portugal international to maintain his focus on the fixture. Meanwhile, the Frenchman added that the 32-year-old deserves every bit of respect from the Bernabeu giants, and he is prepared to discuss a suitable extension after the turn of the year.
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