Zidane Pledges To Count On Real Madrid Stars

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Real Madrid hosts Celta Vigo on Saturday, March 16 at 11:15 p.m. ET, Madrid's first match since Zinedine Zidane's return as manager was announced earlier in the week.

Madrid lie 12 points adrift of leaders Barcelona, who play away at Real Betis on Sunday. "I have a squad of 23, 24, 25 players and will count on them all", said Zidane, who won three consecutive Champions Leagues with the bulk of his current squad before standing down at the end of last season.

Solskjaer is quoted as saying by Sky Sports: "I can't really comment on Gareth Bale or specific names because they're property of other clubs". That is what I like, and what the players like. "He told me to play and enjoy".

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However, it is believed that Zidane isn't an admirer of Courtois; indeed he dropped the Belgian for his first game back as Real boss and started Keylor Navas instead.

An atmosphere of positive encouragement to welcome their returning hero marked a welcome change at the Santiago Bernabeu to recent games and Zidane felt his team grew into the contest against their relegation-threatened visitors.

Marcelo too, who had lost his place to Sergio Reguilon under Solari, showed his attacking prowess against struggling Celta, providing the assist for Bale and sending in six crosses overall.

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"The feelings are positive". The second half much better.

"The most important thing is I worked very hard to get an opportunity and today I got one".

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