Zinedine Zidane cools David De Gea transfer talk amid Real Madrid speculation

Henrietta Strickland
December 8, 2017

While Madrid defeated Borussia Dortmund 3-2 on Thursday to qualify for the next stage of the European tournament, Los Blancos have been out of momentum with their form in the domestic league, standing eight points behind leaders and rivals Barcelona. Speaking after the game, Zidane defended his team and stated that his side will improve in the coming months, as quoted by Marca.

"I am convinced that by February, we'll be fine", Zidane explained during his post-match briefing.

"We're fully confident whoever we get drawn against and we'll be looking forward to the draw when it's made".

"I saw Keylor well, although we can always give a little bit more, like always".

Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose has said that his side have proved a lot of people wrong after winning Group H and qualifying for the knockout stages of the Champions League.

"Now we must focus on the league, then we will worry about the Champions League".

The central defender limped off the pitch 38 minutes into their game against the Germans and will miss the weekend clash against Eduardo Berizzo's side.

"He doesn't think it's a serious problem, but he is definitely out for Saturday", the French coach added.

"We'll find a solution to overcome this. Marcos Llorente can play there, he has done it before". "Regarding signings, I have two goalkeepers and I'm very happy with both of them", There has been ongoing speculation regarding the interest of Los Blancos in signing Kepa Arrizabalaga in January. We'll have to see what happens, we have this opportunity every year and we always take stock and see what's possible.

Arsenal are scouring the market for replacements for the 35-year-old Cech and they could well make a move to sign Navas, a man they've already been linked to in the past.

The 27-year stopper saw a move to the La Liga giants collapse at the 11th hour in the 2015 transfer window but with his current deal now having just 18 months to run, there is talk that Real could launch a fresh bid for his services.

"I have two goalkeepers, understand?" said Zidane.

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