Zinedine Zidane might just be a week into resumption for his second stint as Real Madrid manager but the legendary Frenchman is already facing tough situations. Zidane reinstated Keylor Navas to the starting XI after the Chilean lost his place to former Atletico Madrid goal keeper Thibaut Courtois under former manager Santiago Solari.
Courtois had overseen a tumultuous period in the Galacticos history where he conceded 15 goals in 9 consecutive games as Real Madrid exited the UEFA Champions League and Copa Del Rey in consecutive weeks for the first time in 5 years.
Former Chelsea Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has revealed he’d rather fight for his place at Madrid than move abroad. Manchester United star David De Gea has been mooted to replace Courtois in a potential swap deal to lure the Belgian back to the Premier League.
Courtois, whose young family lives in Madrid is reluctant to leave Real Madrid despite early indications Zidane will stick to his trusted shot stopper of his first tenure.
Real Madrid fans have turned on the two time Premier League winner for his awful performances in games. The Belgian conceded 4 goals at Santiago Bernabeu as Ajax claimed a historic victory at the Spanish capital to see off the UEFA Champions League defending champions.
Premier League veteran Dusan Tadic and Ajax youngsters Hakim Ziyech, Neres and Schone scored in a night where club captain Sergio Ramos was missing to lead his charges on the pitch. The Spain captain was filming a scene for his documentary in his private box at the Santiago Bernabeu while the battering occurred.
Early reports suggests Courtois will rather make a move to French giants PSG than return to the Premier League. Courtois does not fancy his chances in England considering all top 6 teams have credible shot stoppers in their ranks.
PSG might be willing to take the Belgian considering Italian legend Gigi Buffon is yet to renew his deal with the Parisians. No official word has been released concerning the goalkeeper situation at Parc de princes yet though.
Real Madrid will be back in La Liga action when they welcome bottom table Huesca to the Santiago Bernabeu in a fortnight. Zidane will have the coming weeks to asses his squad during the international break as most players join national teammates for International friendlies and continental qualifiers across the globe.