Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane not ruled out the possibility of bringing in new signings this summer but has stated players would need to leave first.
Speaking about his present squad, the former French international is pleased with his options.
“Everyone can give their opinion. For me, I always have the best and the best thing is that it is always like that at Madrid,” Zidane said.
“The market is open until the 5th [of October]. In the end, we already have a lot [in terms of the size of the squad]. Are you going to put more people here? What for?
“They are all very good. I am happy, really.”
Zidane also went on to speak about rumours concerning Eden Hazard.
“I don’t think so. He can talk, but he wants to play,” Zidane stated.
“He has a big problem that has bothered him for a long time. The season is very long and he wants to be with his team-mates.”
With speculations ongoing about either Luka Jovic or Borja Mayoral leaving Real Madrid on loan, the former Madrid man was unconcerned about it.
“I’m not even going to answer you,” Zidane responded.
“I’m going to count on all the players who have a first-team contract. Then we’ll see.”
Zidane was then asked if Jovic has any reason to be sad.
“You have to take everything into account,” he explained.
“Until the 5th the market is open. We will see. The players are fine and that’s what interests me.”
There has been talks about a move for Wolves striker Raul Jimenez but Zidane didn’t have much to say on that.
“I’m going to answer you,” he said.
“We have this team and I don’t know what it happening elsewhere. I am focused on the ones we have here. There can be discussions about the rest, but to be clear, I don’t know.”
In recent times, Zinedine Zidane has been criticised by Madrid fans for not giving the likes of Vinicius and Rodrygo more playing time.
“These questions make me laugh – this is Madrid,” Zidane responded.
“It’s easy to give an opinion, I’m with the players every day. Will Vinicius play in 34 percent of the matches? And the other 32, and the other 31. That’s the reality of this club, then there are always those who play more or less.
“I want to win, what’s outside [in the press and on social media] doesn’t help. They’re all boys, all of them, who are 21, that’s the reality of football, whether you play or not.
“Every game you have to choose an eleven, you don’t have to think about it any more, and I will always choose until it’s my turn and when I’m not there, I’ll do whatever I want. I don’t know if I’ve made myself clear.”
When asked on recent activities on Real Madrid getting favoured by the VAR he only saw it has the right thing being done.
“I am surprised at the criticism of the successes,” the Frenchman noted.
“I’m not going to be talking about these things, everyone can give their opinion as usual.
“We can’t do anything but focus on our work,” he concluded.