Mourinho: Perfect reunion for Zidane and Real Madrid

Gareth Bale and Zinedine Zidane

Real will host Celta Vigo at the Bernabeu as Zidane will look to get the Spanish giants back on track following their underwhelming season so far.

"As a player he was awesome, as a coach he has won everything".

However, he said he had not asked Madrid president Florentino Perez to sign Mbappe, adding: "No, not at all. But this is not the moment to talk about that".

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane marked his return to the club this week by swiftly signing defender Eder Militao from Porto.

"Gareth wanted to play one way and Zidane wanted him to play another", Barnett told the BBC's Football Daily podcast.

Zidane cemented his Madrid legacy during a glittering 28-month reign that began in January 2016 and saw him lift three Champions League titles and a LaLiga crown.

He says Bale would like to remain with Real but will have to see how he fits into Zidane's plans going forward.

His return puts a question mark over the future of Bale, who found himself on the bench towards the end of last season under the Frenchman.

"They should not think I am looking at who will go, who will stay", he said.

"There are 11 games left and what we want is to finish well". Let us know in the comments section below.

"The players, including those who have played less, are committed".

Isco has not been included in Spain boss Luis Enrique's 23-man squad for the games against Norway and Malta.



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