NEWS
Saturday January 6 2018
Zidane: Don’t need a goalkeeper

Zinedine Zidane insists Real Madrid “don’t need a goalkeeper” this month, despite speculation linking them with Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Marca reported on Friday that Kepa had passed a medical with Madrid and only a fee had to be agreed with Athletic Bilbao for the 23-year-old to join Los Blancos, but Zidane made it clear he would stick with Keylor Navas and Kiko Casilla until June.

“Ronaldo? I can’t imagine Real Madrid without Cristiano at all,” the Coach said at a Press conference for Sunday’s trip to Celta Vigo.

“I don’t see Cristiano playing for another team. Goalkeeper? As Coach, I’ll say that right now, I don’t need a goalkeeper.

“If there are changes in June... we’ll sit down and talk. There may be positions where we can strengthen.

“In two years, no [goalkeepers] have arrived and we’ll only look at it then. For now, I’ll only talk about the players I have out of respect for them.

“Celta? It’s a very important game. Celta rested three players against Barcelona and I think they’ll play a good game against us, like always.

“It’ll be a physical match, decided by whoever has more quality. Benzema and Ramos out? Players train, but they also have lives of their own.

“Some are injured more due to their lifestyles.”

Football Italia website