The Blancos manager has praised rivals Barcelona’s star forward Neymar as Unique and predicted the Brazilian will dominate the football after the Era of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi ends.
Zinedine Zidane is one of the most decorated players in world football and is one of the greatest ever to play the game. Ahead of his team’s visit to Granada, the former French World Cup Winner came up against the media where he was very pleased to discuss the Barcelona star.
The former Santos man is seen as the direct replacement to Real Madrid’s talisman Cristiano Ronaldo and club president Florentino Perez is in secret talks to lure the player away from Camp Nou. It is reported that Real Madrid will do anything and splash any amount to bring Neymar to the Santiago Bernabeu. Zidane too looked interested in the Brazilian but the French man did not want to discuss his transfer plans in public.
Amid all the praises the Real Madrid head coach did not fail to point at Neymar’s undesired actions on the pitch and branded the player as ‘provocative’. But, Zidane did not complain too much about it as he thinks the provocation is a part of the player’s playing style. Zidane insisted that the crowd will happily pay to watch him play.
“Is Neymar’s style provocative? I cannot say too much about it. It’s just the way he plays,” the Madrid coach said at a news conference.”“Some people like his style, others don’t.”“I can understand that his opponents don’t like it when he fools about too much on the pitch, but the way he plays certainly brings a lot of spectacle. The fans love players like Neymar.”