Florentino Perez jokes: “Zidane is French, so he could do something with Mbappe”

12 Mar 2019

Florentino Perez left the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu in good form on Monday evening after confirming Zinedine Zidane‘s return to the Real Madrid bench and the president even hinted at a possible big-name arrival.

Zidane has returned to Madrid after 284 days away from his job, with Santiago Solari getting sacked, and Florentino is hoping he can bring the same positivity to the club that existed in his previous spell.

Zidane is an 18-year love story,” the president said. “It’s a very big day. Everyone feels enchanted.”

Changes seem imminent in the dressing room at the club, but Florentino insisted there won’t be a mass overhaul of the squad.

“There will only be the changes that have to be made,” he explained, denying there was set to be a complete revolution.

Zidane is a man who produces enthusiasm, not only to Spain but to the rest of the world.

“But now we have to prepare for the next game and finish the season well.”

Lastly, speaking about specific players, Florentino refused to speak much on Cristiano Ronaldo but joked when Kylian Mbappe‘s name was mentioned.

Zidane is French so he could do something with Mbappe,” he said, laughing.

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