Zidane closes the door on James Rodríguez's return to Real Madrid

Postado Março 15, 2019

"For Madrid it is ideal, and for him it is a great opportunity to demonstrate how good he is".

However, the 29-year-old's future at the Bernabeu is uncertain due to the return of former head coach Zinedine Zidane, as well as criticism from teammates and supporters.

The Champions League holders were humiliated 4-1 at home against Ajax to end their bid for a fourth straight European title, and they have fallen 12 points off the pace in LaLiga.

But Zidane made it clear in his presentation that sweeping changes must be made for his second coming to be a success, meaning many in his squad will be playing for their futures against Celta and in the other 10 remaining league games. "I just told you Zidane to Madrid is flawless".

"We all know him", Isco said.

"As a player he was wonderful, as a coach he has won everything".

"It is fantastic for everyone to have him back at Real Madrid". And all the credit for him being back now, when time is tough.

"It's good news for everyone that he has returned, as he loves Real Madrid and he has shown it with this decision".