‘Next year we will see what we can do regarding goals’: Zinedine Zidane plots revamp up top for Real Madrid as his players prepare for Eibar clash
- Zinedine Zidane admitted he is plotting an overhaul of his attack this summer
- Real Madrid worked hard on the training pitch before their clash with Eibar
- Cristiano Ronaldo left for Juventus last summer but Real failed to replace him
- Zidane is said to be ready to spend heavily this summer to revamp his squad
The Frenchman returned to the helm of the Bernabeu last month and speculation has been rife over who he will target to lead the revamp of his side this summer.
Zinedine Zidane has admitted he is plotting an overhaul of his Real Madrid attack this summer
Cristiano Ronaldo left for Juventus last summer and Real have failed to sufficiently replace him
Sergio Ramos watches on in training before his side’s La Liga clash against Eibar on Saturday
Gareth Bale and Marcelo appeared to be sharing a joke as they walked to the training pitch
Real sit 13 points behind league leaders Barcelona and were knocked out of the Champions League in the last-16 stage by Ajax, leaving them with nothing to play for between now and the end of the season.
That has led to talk over who Zidane will bring in to shake things up with president Florentino Perez set to give him significant backing in the transfer market to make a number of personnel changes.
In his press conference before Saturday’s game at the Bernabeu, Zidane admitted his attack will be somewhere he is keen to strengthen.
‘Next year we will see what we can do regarding goals,’ he said. ‘This year has cost us and there is the data to back it up.
‘We have to accept that this year we have had problems scoring, and that’s it. But we will change things.
‘You have the proof with regards to what these players have achieved in recent years, and club needs to start winning again. That’s why I’m here.
‘There are eight games left, and we are going to finish well because of the fans. But don’t forget what the players have done.
‘It seems like I am angry, but I’m not, I just speak with conviction.’
Zidane started the session on Friday by addressing the group before the players warmed up
Bale will be hoping to star Saturday’s game and kept a close eye on Marco Asensio in training
There was also a fierce tussle for possession between midfield duo Luka Modric and Isco
Zidane’s squad then took part in some shooting practice before retiring to the changing rooms
Madrid’s players were hard at work in training on Friday as they prepared for their game against mid-table Eibar in La Liga.
There seemed to be a relaxed atmosphere at their Valdebebas training ground as they worked out for the final time before the game.
Zidane started the session by addressing the group before the players warmed up and got into the swing of things.
Players completed some possession-based drills and finely tuned their tactical game plan before hosting Eibar, who created an upset when they beat Real 3-0 back in November.
The likes of Sergio Ramos, Luka Modric and Gareth Bale were all seen wrapped up warm for the session as wintry conditions took hold of the Spanish capital.
Zidane’s squad then took part in some shooting practice before retiring to the changing rooms and calling it a day later on.