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Real Madrid will be back in form by February, says Zinedine Zidane

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Alejandro Castrejon | Diciembre 08, 2017, 08:05

The Frenchman also gave an update on the injury to defender Varane.

"With Rafa he has done some damage to himself, but we will see tomorrow when we do the scans as always", said Zidane.

During his time at Real as a player, Zidane was massively successful - he starred in the legendary Galactico side and won La Liga in 2002/03, but of course his crowning achievement came a season prior to that, when he scored the winning goal in the Champions League final - a classic volley - to help Real claim their ninth title. Speaking after the game, Zidane defended his team and stated that his side will improve in the coming months, as quoted by Marca. The reigning European champions finished second in their group after losing to Tottenham Hotspur - who topped the group - in Wembley and could be drawn against the likes of Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, Liverpool, Manchester City or AS Roma. "I don't care what team we play, this doesn't take place until February".

"We are still a long way from winning the third", Zidane continued.

"Transfers? There's that possibility, nothing has changed, so we'll see what happens", Madrid coach Zidane said. The important thing was to get through to the knockout stage, we've done that.

Navas, 30, finds his position as the first-choice stopper at the Bernabeu under threat, with Athletic Bilbao keeper Kepa being linked with a winter-move to Real Madrid.

"He won't be there Saturday that is for sure".

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

They also won La Liga that season, meaning after just one and a half seasons in charge, Zidane's somehow won more trophies at Real as a boss than he did as a player! "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.

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