Zinedine Zidane has praised the return of the club’s ‘BBC’ strikeforce, with Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo set to play together for the first time in 273 days in Sunday afternoon’s La Liga game at home to Deportivo La Coruna.
“The three [BBC] will be with us,” Zidane told his prematch news conference. “It is always positive to have players of such quality back from injury. I am very happy to have these three magnificent players back, who have not played much this year. We will see if they all start tomorrow, but the most important is to have them back for the team, they bring a lot of attacking power to the team.”
Zidane was asked about speculation that Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar is unsettled in France, and that the ex-Barcelona attacker could be back in La Liga with Madrid as soon as next summer.
“I do not talk about players who are not mine,” he replied. “But everyone in the world of football loves this player, he is a great player.”
“There is no problem between the club [hierarchy] and me,” Zidane said. “We talk about things and have the same opinion. That we are not going to sign anyone. If you ask someone else they might answer [differently], but for me there is no difference of opinion between club and coach.
“I do not think about the negative, just the positive. You might think there are not many, but I find them. I will never throw in the towel. I know anything can happen here, but I will keep fighting as I have always been taught. I will never give in, which is the values of this club.”
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