Carvajal: Zidane Is Ready For The New LaLiga Season

Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal has insisted Zinedine Zidane will overcome the difficulties they are facing in their pre-season games when the new season begins.

Carvajal: Zidane Is Ready For The New LaLiga Season
Dani Carvajal

Zidane’s Real Madrid have won just a game in normal time in their on-going pre-season campaign, having defeated Turkish side Fenerbahce 5-3 in the third-place playoff of the 2019 Audi Cup on Wednesday at the Allianz Arena.

And with their wobbling performances in the pre-season causing doubts among the Madrid faithful, the 27-year-old fullback is confident his French trainer is more prepared for the new LaLiga season.

"I think he will do it very well. He has the respect, the trust of each and every one of us and I think that is the first step to go far.

"[They] are matches to get shape, to get feelings. At the end of the day we have to be ready for that day, August 17th, against Celta, and try to get the three points," the right-back said.

"Now I think that the manager is testing many players, he is testing systems and trying every possibility a bit.

"As I said, we need to get the maximum of guarantees of a victory on the 17th [of August].

"At the end of every season, there is a new season, with new challenges [that are] more and more exciting. And you have to think in that way.

"In the end, a football player's sports career is short, and if you want to mark an era or feel proud tomorrow, you have to reset every summer and try to win everything.”

Following a huge summer spending, Zidane is expected to win glories with the side, after securing the services of Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic, Ferland Mendy, Eder Militao and Rodrygo Goes.