‘Good players are always compatible.. There is chemistry Real Madrid boss Zidane reveal Neymar and Cristano Ronaldo can play together.
According to Spanish news outlet Mundo Deportivo, the Paris Saint-Germain star has told his team-mates that he intends to make the switch back to La Liga, just a year after the French club paid a world record £198m for the prolific forward.
However, Zidane insists that he will not be drawn in on talk of a transfer ahead of the club’s Champions League final with Liverpool later this month.
‘At the moment, all I can tell you is I’m worried about what’s coming up,’ said the French coach, who will look to win a third consecutive Champions League title against Liverpool at the end of this month.
‘After the final we’ll talk with the club about next year and what changes will be made. But I can’t talk about anything like that [Neymar] at the moment.’
As Zidane shut down any talk of a move for the 26-year-old, he rejected suggestions Neymar’s arrival would represent bad news for talisman Ronaldo.
Te Real Madrid boss highlighted a similar issue he faced in his career when linking-up with fellow France star Youri Djorkaeff and how people doubted they could play together.
‘Good player are always compatible,’ he said. ‘I remember one year they said I wasn’t compatible to play with Djorkaeff. We won the World Cup together.
‘So good players can always play together. On the pitch there is a chemistry.’
Neymar is currently recovering from a broken metatarsal he picked up in February and is fighting to return for the World Cup next month.