Zidane warns Mariano and Brahim: “They will play … when you can”
Zidane sent a buried message to Mariano and Brahim in the press conference prior to the meeting between Real Madrid and Valladolid. A few days after the close of the market, the white coach was asked if he intends to have a conversation with both players to let them see that, given the lack of opportunities, they should do as Odriozola, who has just gone to Bayern Munich. Zidane repeated, as he has been doing, that everyone knows their situation and that if they stay they will play … when there is opportunity. “Everyone has their situation, I talk to the players from time to time. Everyone knows their situation, then the player has to choose and do. I am not here to say what they have to do. If I do, I speak directly with the player. They are here and I will count on them. I will count on them… when I can ”Zidane answered the question about both players. The two have been approached by the club to study being released, but both refuse. Mariano’s case is complicated: he has a high salary (almost five million euros net per season) and he doesn’t find who takes care of those emoluments, besides being a Champions or Europa League team, where he can have a good showcase. Brahim would have it much easier, he has many suitors (the Getafe said it publicly), but he refuses to leave Madrid; He is convinced that he can change Zidane’s opinion with opportunities such as the Copa del Rey, where he left and not only scored one goal, but also caused another. That “when you can” is palmar, considering what both players have participated so far. They are, in fact, the two players who have had less minutes of the squad, except for Asensio, injured since July. Mariano has played 44 minutes in two games at the Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabiaí, because Benzema was injured and had no Zidane more strikers. Y Brahim has counted something else, but little: 77 minutes in five games, scoring a goal in Salamanca last Wednesday.