Real Madrid stars nervous when speaking to Zidane
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Real Madrid stars nervous when speaking to Zidane

Real Madrid stars nervous when speaking to Zidane

15 Apr 2019, 11:05

Some Real Madrid players still get nervous when speaking to head coach Zinedine Zidane this is according to winger Vinicius Junior.

Despite the Madrid squad containing multiple high-profile stars, Vinicius says there are times when they are in still in awe of their boss.

"When a guy like that, who played at such a high level, is on the bench and says anything, you pay attention, don't you?" Vinicius told Globo's Esporte Espetacular.

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"Sometimes we get a little nervous when we are going to speak to him. He does everything for you, so you only worry about playing football."

Vinicius has not featured under Zidane during his second reign at Los Blancos, having suffered an ankle injury in the Champions League last-16 second-leg defeat against Ajax on March 5.


Zidane, who returned to Madrid in March after resigning in the wake of leading the club to a third straight Champions League title in 2018 and is considered to be one of the best players of his generation.

He won the Ballon d'Or in 1998 after spearheading France's World Cup triumph in the same year, scoring twice in the final against Brazil, and won the Champions League with Madrid in 2002 after crashing home a stunning volley in the final against Bayer Leverkusen.