Zidane: "I'm very excited about the new signings"

The Frenchman gave an interview to the website of the International Champions Cup: "It's an important season, we're back with the illusion of winning again."

Zinedine Zidane (46 years old) gave an interview to the website of the International Champions Cup. Next to him was Charlie Stillitano, CEO of Relevent Sports, which is the promoter of this summer Champions spice. " It's a new season, an important season since we're back with the excitement and the excitement of being able to win again, there's no vacation for us. We're here to work, and it's very important to have a good season next year" , said the French coach, who will return to the United States as coach of Real Madrid next July.

The calendar of Real Madrid in the International Champions Cup is as follows: on July 20 will play against Bayern in Houston (02: 00 of the morning from 20 to 21) ; the next, three days later against Arsenal in Maryland (01:00 am in the early hours of July 23 to 24), at the Washington Redskins Stadium, and will finish playing against Atlético at 00:30 hours of the In those dawns you can count on Militao, Rodrygo, Hazard, Jovic and Mendy, the five signings already announced by the white club and that enthuse Zidane, as the Marseille coach recognized on the ICC website: " The fans are not the only ones who are excited about this, I am very excited. This is something very interesting for us" .

Zidane pointed out that the signings will take center stage during the summer: "Of course, of course, that's our plan and what we want, that is why we already sign these players, so they are ready with us and prepared, as you know, the preseason for a player is very important. The important thing is that they are with us from the first day. They will have played matches with their national teams, but they will have about a month's vacation, and they will be with us. "

" Well, we're going to have all kinds of players. The new signings, the players who are already on the team and the young players who can support a team a lot in the preseason. It is important for us, "added the Real Madrid coach, who praised the work of the organization when preparing the calendar: " It was a great job to choose the best teams, and it is important to play against the best. "

For the first time a derby will be played between Real Madrid and Atletico in the United States. "It's a very good match for all fans, especially in New York, as you know. For the clubs it is important because we want to give the fans a good image of Madrid. We are going to try to have a great match and show how good the two teams are, "Zizou said before throwing flowers at Simeone: " I think it's more difficult to face him now as a coach than as a player. As a player he was one of the eleven, like me. He is a coach with a lot of character, he always does things the right way and that is why it is more difficult to face him as a coach. I feel a lot of respect for Simeone, as I do for all technicians. He has been training for a long time and works very well with his coaching staff. He has a good team and is part of a great club, he does a great job and I respect him a lot. "

Finally, Zidane wanted to thank Charlie Stillitano for his work leading this International Champions Cup that in recent years has become The big date of the summer, looking at the CEO of Relevent Sports, said: "I think what you do is important for football, for all players, clubs, people and fans" .

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