Zinedine Zidane was Real Madrid’s first major step to what would be a massive overhaul at the end of the season. Eden Hazard is expected sometime in the picture according to reports, and Zidane has praised the Belgian player as ‘fantastic’ as the Los Blancos faithful look ahead of what would be a busy transfer window for the club.
Quizzed on whether Madrid might seek to lure Hazard from the west London blues, Zidane said: “I will not give my personal opinion about what may happen because the season has not ended, but I’ve always appreciated him.
“I’ve seen him a lot since I was playing in France. He’s fantastic.”
Real Madrid as in contention for no trophy, having seen defeats to Ajax and Barcelona knock them out of the Champions League and the Copa Del Rey.
The Los Blancos are behind Barça by 13 points, and when quizzed on motivation, Zizou said: “I am not inside each player’s head, What I see in training is that they have the pride to finish the season well.
“Our defeat (to Valencia) says the opponent played well, but we did good things too.
“I’ve lived it as a player. It’s not easy. You have to accept it when things like this happen.
“The best way to get out of it is to work, to be happy when you win matches even if there’s nothing at stake.”