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Isco, Marcelo ready to compete: Zidane

IANS  |  Madrid 

Real has said that Alarcon and left-back Marcelo are ready to play against Celta Vigo.

The Frenchman announced his available roster on Friday ahead of the first game of his second tenure at the Spanish club.

His lineup included Isco, Marcelo and forward for Saturday's home match against Celta Vigo, reports news.

Zidane, who first led the team between 2016 and 2018, recently replaced fired Argentine

"A game is not the same as training, but the good thing is that they are all good players and everyone is ready," Zidane said.

"They know that there are 11 games left (in the season) and I will have everyone available.

"I will count on and other players who are in top form - the important thing is that I saw all the players very involved," he continued.

fell out of favour with Solari, who was fired on Monday, and has played in only 26 matches.

He was out of the squad in four of the most recent five games, partly due to a back

Real has opened an inquiry into Isco for refusing to get aboard the team bus before the second leg of round of 16 against Yet, this investigation is a point that Zidane brushed off.

"We are here to work and think only about The same (goes) for Isco, he wants to play and the inquiry, (is) nothing. We are going to play and that is it. I see him (ready to) play tomorrow," he added.

Zidane also highlighted the fact that Marcelo is in good shape, despite playing as few as 25 matches this season.

In the 4-1 victory over Real Valladolid on Sunday, Marcelo came off the bench and played for just one minute.

"I see that he is well, I had not seen him in a while, but the last three days, I think he is good. Before, he has not played a lot, but he is a professional and surely he has trained well," Zidane said.

Zidane, who quit the club last summer after winning three consecutive titles with the Spanish powerhouse, returned to after three defeats in one week - all at their home pitch and two against top rival

His performance as a cemented him in the minds of a generation of fans when the underdog French side thrashed in



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First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 10:34 IST