Zidane DROPS Courtois, recalls Keylor Navas to Madrid’s first XI

16 Mars, 2019, 21:08 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
  • Zidane DROPS Courtois recalls Keylor Navas to Madrid’s first XI

The Spanish giants face Celta Vigo on Saturday and the Real Madrid boss has sparked a discussion over his starting XI.

Previous managers this season, Julen Lopetegui and Santi Solari, had tried to begin the process of rejuvenating the squad, benching players who have formed a key part of Madrid's core in recent years, most notably Marcelo, Isco and Gareth Bale.

With the club 12 points behind league leaders Barcelona and five points behind second-placed Atletico Madrid, Zidane has been tasked with restoring the club to its former glory.

Jose Mourinho has explained that Spanish giants Real Madrid made a ideal decision to appoint Frenchman Zinedine Zidane as the new manager who replaced Solari.

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But with nothing left to play for this season and morale at an all time low, Zidane has brought all three of them back into the side for his first game in charge.

Navas had lost his place to summer signing Thibaut Courtois and has only been featuring in the Copa del Rey this season, but he returns in goal ahead of the Belgian. They're a tough crowd.

"Isco just wants to play football, nothing else", Zidane admitted in his pre-match press conference.

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