Zidane Wants James Stay

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Madrid coach, Zinedine Zidane has hinted at Isco leaving the club. But he insists he wants James Rodriguez to remain at the club.

The Colombia international has lost his status at the club under Zidane. He played bigger roles under Ancelotti and Benitez.

The midfielder and Isco are set to fight for the same spot for the upcoming season, and Zidane is not willing to let James go.

And Zidane has admitted he will find it difficult to fit everyone in, suggesting there could be some departures this summer, but he maintains he wants the Colombian to stay.

“There are many players in that position, so nothing is closed,” he told reporters. “We will talk about this when we return to Madrid.

“There are many players in this position and it is difficult to fit them all in. Moreover, they are all very good. We will make decisions.

“I do not want James to leave. He is a Madrid player, he just wants to play more, but you have to do what he is doing and work.

“I hope to play him more this year but I want everyone to give their maximum, and then I decide before every game.

“And I have 25 players, so I do not have anything against James, people always ask me the same. James is well in Madrid.”



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