Zinedine Zidane has said he does not want to sign new players this month, instead urging his current squad to return to their best form now that they have “no room left for error” this season.
He said that he would not be looking to the market for a quick fix.
“As we all know, until Jan. 31, someone can come in — this is the market — but I do not want anyone as I am happy with my squad,” Zidane said.
“I remember last year there were no problems like this, as Madrid was doing well, playing well, but when a team is going a bit bad, as can happen sometimes, there is talk of transfers — but I am not that type of coach.
“We are still in three competitions and will give our best until the end of the season. We must hit our level now and show what we can do. We are very motivated. We have no room for error left this season, but we are very excited about that.”
However, Zidane suggested he would prefer any changes to take place next summer.
“I do not need a goalkeeper, as coach, at the moment,” he said. “In June if there are changes, and we sit down and talk, maybe there are positions we can sign players. These are two years without any player coming here. The moment comes when you could have a debate, but today I do not see that.”
“I cannot imagine a Real Madrid without Cristiano,” Zidane said. “He is a Madrid player, and what he wants is to finish his career here. I do not see him playing anywhere else.”