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La Liga: Real Madrid Director Zinedine Zidane Prepared for Atletico Madrid challenge

Last updated on September 28, 2019

Real Madrid’s adolescent forward Rodrygo Goes doesn’t feature in Saturday’s derby against Atletico Madrid in La Liga despite scoring on his debut at midweek, trainer Zinedine Zidane has said. He made an immediate impact by scoring over 90 minutes of coming, demonstrating his pace and ability to command a pass and dash past defenders to the box to get the net using a sweeping low-end to seal a 2-0 win that took Actual top.

The Brazilian was rotated between the initial team and Real’s book side Castilla, who perform at the next grade of Spanish soccer, and Zidane said the adolescent could feature for Castilla at the weekend and play no role in the derby.

“We all know exactly what we’re doing with him tomorrow that he will perform Castilla but that does not alter anything,” Zidane told a news conference on Friday.

“He’s a first-team player but we’re doing matters little by little. We chose this decision some time ago, he’ll play Castilla tomorrow and he’s thrilled to do so.”

Rodrygo was among many peripheral group members to attribute against Osasuna since Zidane rested a lot of the first-choice players for the brief visit to Atletico, which are third in the table point behind the leaders.

Actual also has been encouraged by the return of midfielders Isco and Luka Modric into instruction, though left Ferland Mendy is out hurt and fellow left Marcelo is a doubt.

Zidane’s side were sent 7-3 by Atletico within their final meeting, a pre-season friendly in New Jersey, but the Frenchman said his side have paid no more attention to this match and haven’t watched some movies of it to get ready for Saturday.

Atletico trainer Diego Simeone praised Actual for picking themselves up after their chastening 3-0 Champions League defeat at Paris St Germain by beating Sevilla and Osasuna, also stated he didn’t envisage a replica of their friendly thrashing.

“These kinds of games are extremely tight. They’re determined by particulars that unbalance the game from 1 side to another,” he explained.

“Real Madrid have improved a great deal in the games from Sevilla and Osasuna and I believe that they will play in precisely the same manner against us”