Zinedine Zidane has made a huge admission about Thibaut Courtois’ future at Real Madrid.
Thibaut Courtois forced himself out of Chelsea to get a move to Real Madrid last summer. It has not gone according to the script for the Belgian International having committed so many appalling errors at Santiago Bernabeu and the new manager Zinedine Zidane is yet to hand him a start following his arrival to the club.
The former Chelsea shot-stopper was told to warm the bench during Real Madrid’s 2-0 victory over Celta Vigo. He was forced to be withdrawn in the second game with an injury which saw Luca Zidane start in between the sticks against Huesca at Santiago Bernabeu last weekend which lead to speculation that the Belgian could be heading the exit door of the club.
Zidane fuelled speculation during his press conference on Tuesday, saying: “I assure you that next year there will be no debate about the goalkeeper. I tell you that now. It’s going to be pretty clear.’
Zidane has been an admirer of Keylor Navas after using him as club’s number one during his first stint at Real Madrid. Should the Los Blancos keep him as the number one, the possibility of seeing Courtois would be very less because of the limited chances.
The Los Blancos manager has been quite vocal about his transfer since he has joined the club last month. Zidane has said that the club will work on several deals as the club prepares to revamp their squad in the summer transfer window.
When he was asked about his plans for the summer window, he responded “I am speaking to the club, I have told the club what we want to do. We are already doing that. At the end of the season things will be made public.”
Zidane has not hidden his admiration for Paul Pogba and Eden Hazard as the Premier League stars are being targetted by the reigning Champions League winners.
Here’s how Twitter reacted..
Zidane: “The goalkeeper situation will be absolutely clear next season” https://t.co/6inNj263AZ the Real Madrid coach also spoke about Varane, Gareth Bale and why now is not the time to be talking about summer clear-outs pic.twitter.com/HbzghI12eX
— AS English (@English_AS) April 2, 2019
— AFP Sport (@AFP_Sport) April 2, 2019
“Next year there will be no debate about the goalkeeper”
— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) April 2, 2019
LA LIGA | In Zizou’s second game back in charge of Real Madrid, he has made a change at goalkeeper…
His son 🇫🇷 Luca Zidane (20) gets his second La Liga start.
His first was almost a year ago. pic.twitter.com/R5IbFnojlM
— Football Wonderkidz (@FootWonderkidz) March 31, 2019
Only two points separate Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid in the La Liga table and Zinedine Zidane will be hoping to overtake their nemesis when they take on Valencia at Mestalla on Wednesday.