Zidane: I want James to stay at Real Madrid

Zidane: I want James to stay at Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane

Zinedine Zidane spoke in press conference before facing Leganés in La Liga on Wednesday. Although they’re struggling to stay in La Liga, the manager doesn’t trust them: “It’s an important game like the others. We are always thinking that the next game is the more important. I don’t know if it’s a trap. There is no easy game and we know it’s a complicated stadium and against a rival that is doing well”, Zidane analyzed.

The manager was asked about Theo Hernández, who will be the first signing for the new season, according to the media: “He’s a good player, there is no doubt. I cannot tell you anything else”.

The journalists also asked the manager if he wanted James Rodríguez to stay at the club: “Yes”, the French coach answer, Obviously, Isco name’s was also mentioned: “Isco is doing great ,he’s very happy. You know what I think and he’s an important player”.

Cristiano couldn’t score against Alavés, but Zidane thinks he’s going to end the season very well: “I think he’s going to arrive better than ever. Well, he also ended other years very well, but he’s physically well and I hope he’s going to end the season very well”.

Keylor Navas or Kiko Casilla is the debate at Real Madrid, but the Costa Rican has some advantage: “He’s the goalkeeper number one at Real Madrid, and if I don’t put him is not because I have some doubts. If a give Kiko an opportunity is because he’s doing well when he plays”.

Raphael Varane is now injured so Zinedine Zidane could choose Pepe to replace him: “His role is the same. He’s very well, an important player, a leader, a captain and we’re going to use him because he’s doing well”, Zidane said.

Finally, Zidane spoke about Gareth Bale, who is not showing a great level lately: “I see him well, happy, like everybody. We’re in the last moment of the season and we’re going to see how everything ends. Except Rapha [Varane[, we’re all fine”.