Zinedine Zidane: I want Pepe to stay

Zinedine Zidane: I want Pepe to stay


Zinedine Zidane spoke the day before Los Blancos will face Celta de Vigo at Balaídos. Real Madrid will play once again at the stadium where they were knocked out in the quarter finals of La Copa del Rey. The french manager spoke about their opponent, Pepe’s recovery, Morata and the injuries Real Madrid have in the squad.

Zidane started the press conference talking about the match they will have against Celta de Vigo at Balaídos:” It’s another difficult match. They are a very good team and they play a brilliant football. It’s an important match for us. They are going to do some changes in the line-up but that does not matter, they have a really complete squad”, Zidane said about Celta de Vigo.


Los Blancos have many injuries and some players are almost recovered:” We think next week we will have almost all the players available, except Gareth Bale. The other players are almost OK. Modric will be 100% next week while Pepe and James have trained with us and we’ll see who travel to Vigo”, Zidane affirmed about the injuries in the squad.

Pepe has lost many games because of an injury and there are rumors that say that he will leave Real Madrid at the end of the season:” Pepe is OK. He has been injured and now he is happy because he can start to play. He is not thinking in what he is going to do when the season ends. On June we will see what will happen. He has been here for 10 years and I want Pepe to stay”. Zidane said

Morata is having good performances in the last games and he wants to play more minutes because Benzema is not in his best moment:” He is playing really good in the last games and he wants to play more, as all the player. He will have minutes at Vigo and he is not thinking is his future.