Zinedine Zidane met with journalists before the derby at the Santiago Bernabeu. Press asked him different questions, and Zidane was ready to answer all of them.
Gareth Bale wants to leave
Spanish journalists asked Zidane about Bale’s exit from Real Madrid. Zinedine Zidane was annoyed by that question before journalists always ask him about Welshman. French coach noted that Bale is the most significant part of Real Madrid. As a coach, Zidane wants to have a fully healthy Bale and let him play his best matches this season. At the same time, Zinedine Zidane hoped that Bale stays with Real Madrid for a very long time.
Keep in mind that Zinedine Zidane has not included Bale in the squad list against Atletico Madrid. It’s believed that Bale will leave Los Blancos in summer at first try. Tottenham’s president, Lewy, wanted to sign Bale on deadline day of the January transfer window. Unfortunately, to Tottenham fans, Florentino Perez and Zinedine Zidane rejected the offer. Marca’s journalists write that Bale wanted to leave on 31st January, but it was impossible.
Brahim and Mariano Diaz left out from Madrid derby
Journalists asked Zidane about Brahim and Mariano. Zidane said that Real Madrid has 25 players currently. All of them have different qualities and skills. French coach added that particular matches need some players, while other games may need different players. Zidane said that all players are equal and essential for the coaching staff.
Real Madrid’s coach said that Hazard is already training with the first team. Last week, Hazard was training alone in the gym. As of now, Eden is feeling good, but Zidane does not want to risk. Zidane noted that February would be a crazy month with seven matches in Copa Del Rey, La Liga and Champions League. That’s why the coach wants Hazard to be fully fit for the next games.