Zidane insists son Luca is in Madrid team "on his own merit"

Posted April 04, 2019

"People want to make it personal, but I don't mind".

"If he can't play a full season, which he hasn't done at Real Madrid since he's been there, you're not doing that in the Premier League".

The manager, who took over for a second time less than a month ago, would also not be drawn into commenting on the future of Real's record signing Gareth Bale after the Welshman was booed by Madrid supporters during the 3-2 win over Huesca on Sunday.

"I was whistled too", Zidane said.

As things stand, Chelsea will be unable to sign players for the next two transfer windows as they await the outcome of an appeal after Federation Internationale de Football Association sanctioned the club for breaking the rules over the recruitment of foreign minors.

"Talking about cleaning (out the dressing room) seems disrespectful".

"I will confirm that we are going to have to make changes, but it's not the moment to speak about that".

He said: "There's a lot of talk about next season, but we must respect the players that are here".

"I think that it would be impossible for this summer, but you never know".

"I think Zidane knows how to handle the team in an intelligent way", the Portugal superstar told RMC Sport 1.

The club's plans to improve their stadium look set to run in tandem with their plans to improve their team, with new boss Zinedine Zidane expected to be handed a colossal $550 million transfer kitty to lure the world's best players to the Bernabeu, starting this summer.

But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he has been assured by star midfielder Pogba that the Frenchman does not want to leave Manchester United despite mounting speculation over a switch to Real Madrid.

"The new Santiago Bernabeu stadium will entail an important improvement for the club, but also for its surroundings. He has many good years in front of him and he's doing really well".