Zidane: Madrid could sell a lot of players to make money

Annette Crawford
April 16, 2019

Real Madrid stumbled to a 1-1 La Liga draw at Leganes on Monday, the latest disappointing result in a nightmare season for the European champions.

Courtois: "He's not well, it's not just one problem it's two or three". It was Benzema's 27th goal in all competitions this season.

Kroos' first-team opportunities could be restricted by new arrivals and, while saying that he is a fan of the 29-year-old, Zidane could not confirm whether he would still be at the Santiago Bernabeu for 2019-20. Leganes climb to 11th.

"I know that he gives opportunities in the first team to all players and I am confident that when I return (to full fitness), I will have my chance too", he added.

It meant as Barcelona were preparing to face Manchester United in the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday, Real Madrid stepped out looking to salvage only pride and, perhaps, momentum ahead of what most expect to be a busy summer.

Vinicius is yet to make an appearance under Zidane since the Frenchman's return to the club, but the teenage star has spent some time with the 1998 World Cup victor, and explained briefly why Zidane can make a player nervous. Gareth Bale, meanwhile, was left on the bench for the second time in three matches, with his prospects looking ever-more bleak.

"All my players are important and good, but we are going to make changes", the Madrid coach said Sunday. Madrid failed to clear, instead allowing Martin Braithwaite to roll back to Silva, who guided the ball into the corner.

Leganes, 11th in the table, went close to winning the game but Youssef En-Nesyri had a goal correctly disallowed for offside.

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