Monday, 11 December, 2017

Zidane delighted ahead of new Madrid deal

Zidane left with dilemma after Super Cup success Isco "very close" to signing new contract with Real Madrid
Spencer Simpson | 13 August, 2017, 00:33

Those successes add to those Zidane achieved as a player with Madrid, having won a league title, the Champions League, two Spanish Super Cups and the European Super Cup between 2001 and 2006.

After all, club record signing Mohamed Salah completed a move from Roma this summer and can play there, as can Sadio Mane - who made the PFA team of the year in 2016/17 after a superb debut season at Anfield.

According to AS, the former Malaga man's new and improved deal is for four years and the option for another season, with the contract signed last month prior to Real's pre-season tour of the United States but kept under wraps.

Isco is happy with the winning mentality in the Real Madrid dressing room and is hopeful of soon extending his contract, which now has less than 12 months to run.

Zidane will see his salary in the Spanish capital nearly double from €4.35m to around €8m-per-season, although some of his wages will be dependent on how well Real do at defending both their La Liga and Champions League crowns in 2017/18.

I'm very happy to have the confidence Real Madrid shows in me.

Isco again proved his worth to Madrid on Tuesday night by netting the key second goal in his side's 2-1 win over Manchester United in the UEFA Super Cup, building on his impressive end to the 2016-17 campaign. And the objectives are always the same: trying to win every single game and every single title.

"We're all fit, healthy, physically we're in good condition".

You can change a player, as I said Neymar is a player you can't find someone like him, but the ones who play will do it fine and that's it.

With Neymar gone, Barcelona will look to Lionel Messi to repeat his outstanding performance from the last competitive "clasico" played against Madrid in April. "If we think it is going to be easier tomorrow we will be mistaken". The two teams face off over two games in the Spanish Supercopa for the first time since 2013, starting with the match at Camp Nou on Sunday.


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