Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane knows what he wants from his side during the January transfer window.
One would think the French tactician would like to add some new players to the current squad considering their position in the standings. After all, Madrid will start 2018 17 points adrift FC Barcelona on the Liga title race, and the team could use some reinforcements. But Zidane thinks otherwise.
Zidane told during a pres conference ahead of Sunday’s match against Celta Vigo that he is not looking for a quick fix in the January market, instead hoping the team can “get back to its best form” now that they “don’t have margin for error.”
“As we all know, until Jan. 31, someone can come in — this is the market — but I do not want anyone as I am happy with my squad,” Zidane said.
“I remember last year there were no problems like this, as Madrid was doing well, playing well, but when a team is going a bit bad, as can happen sometimes, there is talk of transfers — but I am not that type of coach.
“We are still in three competitions and will give our best until the end of the season. We must hit our level now and show what we can do. We are very motivated. We have no room for error left this season, but we are very excited about that.”
Madrid are reportedly close to sign Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, as the 23-year-old Spain international is out of contract at the end of the season. But despite all the transfer talk surrounding the team, it seems no player will either arrive or leave the side during the coming months.
As such, it seems any potential change will happen during the next summer. And only time will tell whether Los Blancos are making the right move or not.