Just a day before the first pre-season game, Zinedine Zidane is satisfied with his Real Madrid players although he has not shut the door on strengthening the squad with Paul Pogba.
Facing Paris Saint-Germain in the International Champions Cup in Ohio, Zidane is set to deploy Alvaro Morata up front, the Spaniard being the only major signing amongst a summer filled with speculation of potential Galacticos.
One such player is Paul Pogba, who has reportedly been on the edge of a move to Manchester United, with Los Blancos’ interest seemingly receding.”I don’t know if [Pogba] will come but we have until August 31 to see what happens,” the coach told reporters.”Everyone is interested in Pogba as he’s a great player and you always want the best to come to Madrid.”But he’s not a Madrid player, he plays for Juventus and I can’t say anything else.
“Travelling to the States after time in Montreal, Zidane is content with how training has gone so far although feels there is always room for improvement.”It has been a spectacular week and the players already want to go out and play,” he added. “You can always get better but it’s difficult to improve on our squad.”We win with these players although there are always players out there who can make the team even better.
“Stressing that James Rodriguez would be staying at the club, the former France international then turned his attention to the PSG match as it is their first test ahead of the 2016/17 season.”[Rodriguez] is a Madrid player and is going to stay with us,” Zidane noted.
“[The PSG friendly] is the premiere match for us and we want to do well. We’re going to play all 22 players so everyone gets a chance.
“We’re going to play with two forwards and we’re going to take advantage that we have two No.9s.”Facing Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup on August 9, the Frenchman must prepare his side without a number of key players after the summer tournaments.”We are working well although we are missing players,” Zidane explained.