Thibaut Courtois Dropped By Zinedine Zidane On His Return To Real Madrid

Heather Diaz
March 17, 2019

Gareth Bale also makes the team, while out of favour left-back Marcelo is also included.

However, it is believed that Zidane isn't an admirer of Courtois; indeed he dropped the Belgian for his first game back as Real boss and started Keylor Navas instead.

When these sides met earlier in the season, Los Blancos ran out 4-2 winners at the Abanca-Balaídos.

Zinedine Zidane has recalled Gareth Bale and Isco while dropping Thibaut Courtois for his first match since returning as Real Madrid's head coach.

Meanwhile, few will have celebrated Zidane's return as much as Isco, who started 36 games under the Frenchman last season, but had found himself in the starting XI just 11 times under Solari and Julen Lopetegui in the current campaign.

"Nobody here, or anywhere, can take away what these players have done here".

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Real were knocked out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage by Ajax.

Marcelo too, who had lost his place to Sergio Reguilon under Solari, showed his attacking prowess against struggling Celta, providing the assist for Bale and sending in six crosses overall.

Zidane has also made a big call in goal, with Courtois dropping to the bench after a 4-1 comeback win at Real Valladolid last week and Costa Rica global Keylor Navas recalled.

There is bound to be plenty of speculation linking Manchester United with a host of players this summer as they look to bolster their squad in the coming months.

"There's so many factors you need to think about when you sign players".

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