Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane tensions are rising by each passing game as the Spanish giants are not showing the hunger on the ground for which they are famous for and have dropped plenty of points and not scoring enough goals.
Last year’s UEFA Champions League winners were thrown out by Ajax in the round of 16 and after the European humiliation, Real president Florentino Perez recalled Zinedine Zidane to take charge after matters went south for the Whites.
Since the arrival of Zidane, the Los Blancos have not won a single away game in La Liga and recently they lost to Rayo Vallecano by 0-1. The record didn’t do justice to Zidane’s reputation.
The rumours of Madrid’s transfer targets get fueled up every day with the likes of Chelsea’s Eden Hazard and Manchester United’s Paul Pogba to join the Spanish giants this summer. The inclusion of new players always meant an exit door for the current slot of players. The clouds of doubts are high on Frenchman Raphael Varane at the moment as he is expected to leave this summer after a dull show at back this season.
After winning the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Varane hasn’t been in his top form and Madrid are conceding a lot of goals in his presence. But, Zidane silenced all the rumours around Varane after the humiliating defeat against Vallecano.
“The positive point of this season finale is that Varane will stay,” Zidane said in the press conference.
Zidane also apologized for the team dismissal show in last few games and his focusing on the remaining three games left in the season.
“I’ve been gone for a while and now I’m back, I do not have any problems with that right now. We have to think about the future and finish the last three games well.”
If not Varan, other senior players include Gareth Bale and Tony Kroos. The Welshman and the German is most likely on their way out, with the former already looking at clubs. It is reported that Bale might go to Old Trafford on loan, while Kroos might be targetted by Serie A giants or head back to Germany.