Everyone loves Neymar, says Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane acknowledged his admiration for Paris St Germain ahead Neymar on Saturday amid persevering with studies within the Spanish media over a future bid to take the Brazilian to the Bernabeu.
Asked about Neymar at a information convention forward of Real’s Liga dwelling sport with Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday, Zidane stated: “I don’t talk about players that aren’t mine, but having said that, and this is very important, he’s a player that everyone on planet football loves because he is a great player.”
PSG, who face Real within the final 16 of the Champions League, plucked Neymar from Barcelona final August for a world report 222 million euros ($271.28 million)though regardless of his spectacular shows on the pitch he has reduce an sad determine at occasions.
Neymar scored 4 objectives within the 8-Zero thrashing of Dijon on Wednesday however was booed by the PSG followers for not permitting group mate Edinson Cavani to take a penalty which might have made the Uruguayan the membership’s report scorer forward of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Real tried to signal Neymar when he was at Santos however had been pipped to his signature by Barca and final month the membership’s president Florentino Perez made a thinly veiled enchantment to the Brazilian to hitch the 12-times European champions.
“Being in Madrid would make it easier to win the Ballon d’Or,” Perez stated in an interview on Spanish radio.
“Madrid is a club that gives a big player everything they need to do so. Everyone knows I wanted to sign him.”
Real have misplaced two and drawn one in every of their final three league video games and fallen 19 factors behind runaway leaders Barcelona.
Sunday’s sport in opposition to Deportivo, who’re within the relegation zone, provides the floundering European and Liga champions an opportunity of non permanent aid from their disaster.
Zidane stated his ‘BBC’ strike drive of Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema had been match to play, although he didn’t reveal if he would subject the trio, who haven’t began a sport collectively since dealing with Barcelona in April final 12 months.
“It’s great news, it’s always good to be able count on players of such quality and get your injured players back and I’m happy to have them back as they give us more power in attack,” Zidane added.