Dani Ceballos: Fresh start for me and Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid

Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos insists any previous issue between him and returning Coach Zinedine Zidane is now water under the bridge.

The midfielder joined Madrid from Real Betis for €16m in 2017 but started just four times in La Liga and not at all in the Champions League under the Frenchman last season.

The 22-year-old has been more heavily involved for Madrid this season, making 31 appearances but also not a regular in the starting line-up, behind Casemiro, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos.

However, he started and scored in Sunday’s 3-2 victory over Huesca – his first home goal for the club – and spoke in a reconciliatory tone after the game.

“Me and Zidane have not spoken about the past, it is a new beginning for both of us,” Ceballos said, in quotes cited by Marca.

“It was a big moment for me to score my first goal at the Bernabeu and it was about time I did, but more importantly we won three points.

“No games are easy in this division but we kept our composure until the end and got the result we wanted.”

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