Zidane: FIFA Ban is Ridiculous

Zidane: FIFA Ban is Ridiculous


Zinedine Zidane spoke in press conference before the game Real Madrid-Osasuna this Saturday. The team is back to work after two weeks and the squad is looking forward to playing in the next fixtures. After Osasuna, Real Madrid will face Sporting Portugal, in their debut in the Champions League.

Of course, Zidane was asked about the ban of signing new players in the next two transfer windows. The French manager is also involved because his children were included in the FIFA report: “I don’t understand anything about the ban. I can talk you about my children. They were born here, they’ve lived here the whole life and it’s ridiculous that they can’t play football. It bothers me and I don’t understand what is going on. I hope this can be solved quickly”, Zidane said in press conference.

The most important thing right now is tomorrow’s game. Real Madrid come back to Bernabéu after beating Celta 2-1 in a difficult game: “I don’t have any doubts that Bernabéu will be with us. Tomorrow’s game won’t be easy”.

Zidane is glad all the players are back to Madrid without any physical problem. However, Casemiro, James Rodríguez and Marcelo won’t play against Osasuna and they will rest because they arrived very late from South America. But, will the BBC play again? “You’ll see the lineup tomorrow. We’re happy to have Karim Benzema again with us”.

Isco, Coentrao and Keylor Navas are out of the list. The Spaniard is set to return soon, but the Portuguese and the Costa Rican will stay out some more weeks. Zidane doesn’t want to rush and risk them, so they have to be patient.

Regarding the long squad, Zidane spoke how he is going to handle the team: “I’m trying to be sincere with all the players. We have a 24 players squad and only 11 can play from the beginning and I can change three… I’ve always said that the most important thing is the group and this won’t change with me. Everybody is important, but, obviously, there are players who will play more than others”.