Zidane happy with his squad and doesn’t want any gifts


Real Madrid are convinced that there is no need to make any additions in the January transfer window, despite drawing their last three games in LaLiga Santander and seeming to have an issue when it comes to scoring goals.

Zinedine Zidane made clear in the press conference after the 0-0 draw against Athletic Club that he is counting on his squad as it is, and that Los Blancos don’t need to strengthen their attack.

The club are in total agreement with their coach and they endorse his belief that goals will eventually come, as they acknowledge that Karim Benzema can’t be the only player they rely on in terms of scoring.

More is expected from Gareth Bale, who has been heavily criticised in recent weeks and has scored just a couple of goals so far this season.

Meanwhile, everyone at Real Madrid is awaiting Eden Hazard’s return from injury, and they want to see more from Luka Jovic, too, who has yet to find his scoring touch.


No moves are expected to be made in January, neither in attack nor in the midfield – the areas Los Blancos were willing to strengthen in summer.

Zidane’s idea is to end the season with the current squad, unless there are one or two departures, with both Brahim Diaz and Mariano Diaz linked with moves away.

“We want to continue on this path, and the results are allowing us to stay alive in all the competitions we are competing for,” the Frenchman explained.

“I will not ask for anything else because we are all very plugged in to what we are doing and that is the most important thing for a coach.

“We know the importance of our fans and we will do our best for them to be proud of us.

“This is how we will be able to achieve big things this year.”