Eden Hazard Praises Zinedine Zidane Amid Real Madrid Transfer Rumors

Iñaki Redondo

Iñaki Redondo

This term, it is in La Liga where the Portuguese has not been himself, netting only four times in the first 18 games.

But French boss Zidane has insisted the former Malaga man is going nowhere.

Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane has no intentions of selling Isco or any other "crucial" member of his squad as he remains focused on securing a positive end to the season. While he did start this season well, both form and injuries have since affected Isco and now rumors have it that Real Madrid want to cut their losses and sell him.

Just days before Paris Saint-Germain touch down in the Spanish capital, Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid have the chance to boost their fragile confidence when they face Real Sociedad in La Liga on Saturday.

Reports on Thursday had suggested that Isco was to be shipped out of Santiago Bernabeu after he failed to impress Zidane in the matches he had been handed opportunities in.

"I want him to spend his entire career here and that won't change", said Zidane.

Madrid were in front inside 50 seconds when Lucas Vazquez headed in Cristiano Ronaldo's deep cross.

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After Karim Benzema had poked against a post, Ronaldo added his name to the scoresheet just before the half-hour mark when he clinically finished from 10 yards out following Marcelo's centre from the left. "When you do the most complicated thing, which is come back to lead, you can't draw with five minutes to go".

"We should be humble because we know that we don't have a team that can dominate Barcelona for 90 minutes". But Madrid are a side who always lift themselves back up quicker than anyone else - I have seen them do it so many times.

The reigning European champions have been shipping a worrying number of goals in the build-up to their Champions League last-16 showdown with the likes of Neymar, Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe. "We don't know how the season will finish but we still believe we can do very good things".

Real Sociedad ended a four-match losing streak when they thumped strugglers Deportivo La Coruna 5-0 last time out.

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