Real Madrid manager
Athletic Bilbao’s impressive young goalkeeper is on the brink of moving to the
“As a coach, I don’t need a goalkeeper at the moment. If that changes by June or if we sit down and talk about it, we may sign players in certain positions,” Zidane said with rumours of Kepa’s arrival continuing to make headlines, as quoted by Marca.
Kepa is such an awesome signing. Amongst all the turmoil of this season, the long term scope of this team is really promising. So many fantastic prospects in many different positions. Florentino seems committed and patient.
— Ian (@RamosALaPlaya_) January 5, 2018
It has since been rumoured that Zidane’s reluctance could be personal, with a report from Sport suggesting that he doesn’t want to see his son, Luca, fall down the pecking order in the Spanish capital. It is also suggested that the Frenchman’s job could be on the line, with
However, the former Los Blancos midfielder is now claiming that his initial comments on a new goalkeeper were not meant to put pressure on the club’s president, insisting that he just believes in Madrid’s current crop of players.
“I’m annoyed by the comments that have been made about the club and myself in this situation,” he told a press conference on Tuesday, Marca
“Whoever says otherwise doesn’t know me.
“I’m just another person here, there is nobody more important than Real Madrid,” Zidane added ahead of Real Madrid’s clash with CD Numancia in the Copa del Rey.
“It’s not true and all I can say is that while I’m here I’m going to work at 3,000 percent.”