Real Madrid beat Fenerbahçe 5-3 in the Audi Cup 2019 third-place match and Zinedine Zidane spoke to the press at the Allianz Arena to assess his team’s performance, provided an update on Takefusa Kubo’s future in the squad and responded to various other questions. The French coach insisted that the future of certain players will be analyised and decided back in Madrid.
“I will always back my players, and I’m sure we will have a really good season, no-one wants to concede three goals, we are going to work on it and resolve it. We scored five goals, there could have been more, and we won. That is a real positive.
“We played a 4-4-2 that was more of a 4-4-1-1 with the attacking midfielder given a bit more freedom. We have a few players out but the idea is to change things around, we need a fresh approach and that is what we’re striving for.”
“We’ll look at his situation when we get back to Madrid. It is important to know what a player is thinking. He played his role and he is one for the future. He is doing well and I think we made the right decision for him.”
“Many players have come through from the youth team and Kubo has just signed for the team. In the future, he will be important for the team, I will speak to him when we return. I’d love to see him playing for Castilla and training with us. He is young, as are Rodrygo are Vinicius, we need to take our time.”
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“I’m not sure what happened there. I am here with my players and I’m not going to comment on it further. We are thinking about the team, I hope he trained back in Madrid. I am not going to hold anyone back, we all have our responsibilities and I’ll see him in Madrid. I’m going to get involved in his personal life. He stayed there to train and I believe he trained. No more questions on that topic please.”
“We’re heading back to Madrid and we’ll see what happens. Anything can happen until the 31st August. I’m sure you’re tired of my responses and I’m tired of giving them, but that’s the situation, we are going to look at things back in Madrid.”