Potential Real Madrid lineup against Real Sociedad

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo centre scores past Real Sociedad's goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli on the ground left during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Real Sociedad at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid Saturday Feb. 10

This term, it is in La Liga where the Portuguese has not been himself, netting only four times in the first 18 games.

There will also be attention focused on Isco, who has lost his place in the side with Bale and Benzema's return to fitness and rumors that the club will look to cash in on him with a big money sale over the summer.

"After a discreet season so far, Zidane feels let down by the player and as things now stand will request that the club offload the player in the summer transfer market should the French coach remain on the Santiago Bernabeu bench next season".

Neymar and PSG travel to Madrid on Wednesday night to take on Real in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie.

Asensio and Isco have found themselves out of the Real Madrid side under Zidane this season.

Unai Emery believes Paris St Germain's 1-0 win at Toulouse was ideal preparation for next week's Champions League clash with Real Madrid.

"Maybe because of that [lack of goals], he is more motivated than ever before and keen to show what he can do", he told reporters.

But he was even less impressed with the cameraman who decided that focusing on the No. 7's pouting on the bench was far more interesting than the actual game.

What time does the Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad match start? "I want Isco [in my team] and I want him to spend his whole life here", Zidane said in a statement.

"Cristiano Ronaldo is an example".

Barcelona great Xavi believes Neymar will win the Ballon d'Or after Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo's dominance ends.

Zidane is under pressure after enduring a awful term in La Liga, despite storming to the title last season, and is said to be disappointed with a number of influential players. "We nearly always try to play from behind, but today we have been a disaster". "We're content because things are going well in the league". We know that the opponent can do damage on the counter-attack.

"I respect the player but also the person, he is a natural leader in the locker room and on the pitch", he said. "Remember Isco's buyout clause €700 million so it is in the hands of Real Madrid, but if a good offer comes in for him they'd be willing to listen".



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