Zinedine Zidane: Real Madrid must compete this year

Zinedine Zidane insisted his Real Madrid side must “try to compete” this season following their pre-season friendly victory over RB Salzburg.

Eden Hazard’s first goal in a Los Blancos shirt decided the game for Zidane’s side and the club are hopeful of bettering last season – when they ended trophyless and were third in La Liga.

“In the end what the coach wants is to have everyone available and some players needed the game,” said Zidane, as cited by Marca, when focusing on the availability of Casemiro and Eder Militao.

“What we want this year to compete, we will not go beyond that in our ambitions. We want to be strong and to compete. Yes we compete, we will do good things.

“This pre-season win? Well, we are happy, we had a good game. We are going to do many things this year, the important thing is to continue with our preseason.

“In the end we have a game to start La Liga and little by little we are getting ready, every day we are better. Today’s performance confirms that.”

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