Barcelona’s Squad Can Fight For Everything – Zidane

Barcelona's Squad Can Fight For Everything - Zidane

Zinedine Yazid Zidane, popularly known as Zizou believes Barcelona have a squad that is capable of “fighting for everything”.

Ronald Koeman is rebuilding the Blaugrana, who saw the likes of Luis Suarez, Arturo Vidal, Ivan Rakitic, Arthur and Nelson Semedo depart after a trophy-less 2019-20 season.

Zidane, whose Madrid visit Real Betis on Saturday, said Barca were strong enough to again be challenging for titles.

“I will be respectful. Besides, I don’t know what’s going on inside, that’s why I don’t want to get involved,” the Madrid coach told a news conference.

“I think each club has their own issues and difficulties. I think Barcelona, in terms of the team and the squad, is a club who will be fighting for everything.

“I don’t have any doubt.”

Philippe Coutinho returned to Bayern Munich from his loan spell and Miralem Pjanic joined from Juventus, though Lionel Messi ended up staying after asking for a move.

Some changes in their squad have also been seen in Madrid, most notably the departures of Gareth Bale (on loan to Tottenham) and James Rodriguez (Everton).

The relationship between Bale and Zidane has allegedly deteriorated in recent months, although the Welshman told Sky Sports on Friday that he had no regrets.

Asked if he had anything to say about Bale, Zidane said: “I’m not going to speak about what Gareth said.


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