Gareth Bale dropped for Real Madrid's clash with Villarreal
May 06 2019
"You can't guarantee anything but I think Paul is going to be here next season". "Now comes summer. We'll see if he stays or if he leaves..." He's very good but he's a Manchester United player.
An angry Zidane questioned the attitude of his players after last week's 1-0 loss to Rayo Vallecano and reacted by making more changes, with Luka Modric and Gareth Bale not even included in the squad.
Stories linking Paul Pogba with a summer transfer aren't going away any time soon.
Zidane is said to be planning to overhaul his squad this summer in an attempt to mount a stronger challenge for both the La Liga title and the Champions League next season, with Los Blancos now third in the Spanish top flight, some 18 points behind champions Barcelona.
"If you ask me about Pogba, I'll tell you he's a Manchester United player".
And Zidane was not able to assure supporters that business will be swift in the coming months, suggesting Madrid will be willing to wait to get the right players.
"We've had our struggles, the season has been a tough one and they're aware of the fact". 'They know where they stand and the responsibilities they have.I hope for the best from each of the players, that's why we train each week.' Real are destined to finish third in the league behind bitter foes Barcelona and city rivals Atletico Madrid. "But we want to, at the very least, put in a good performance tomorrow".
"The first thing I want to do is to send my support to Iker on the club's behalf", said Zidane.
"He has to be relaxed, recover properly and focus on resting". The players know the responsibility they have and we all have.
"It will be complicated, but we trust ourselves to play well to get the three points".