Los Blancos will open their season with a trip to Celta Vigo on 17th August.

The Real Madrid right-back Dani Carvajal has expressed that the squad is behind the head coach Zinedine Zidane. He insists that Zidane is more ready than ever as he looks to start his first full season in his second spell.

He returned to Real within the 10 months after leaving in May 2018. While preparing for the 2019-20 season, Zidane has signed likes of Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic, Eder Militao and Ferland Mendy but a patchy pre-season for the club has put the manager under extreme pressure.

“You can see Zidane is very important, as he has been as a player and also during this first stage as manager,” Dani told Omnisport.

“Now, in this second stage, I hope he will be important again. I think he is more prepared than ever. Yes, it is true that he already has a few gallons of experience that he did not have before.

“I think he will do it very well. He has the respect, the trust of each and every one of us and I think that is the first step to go far.”



Los Blancos have lost three of their five pre-season friendlies which included a 7-3 thrashing from Atletico Madrid but the defender is unfazed by the results and insists that they are ready to go in the new season.

“[They] are matches to get shape, to get feelings. At the end of the day we have to be ready for that day, August 17th, against Celta, and try to get the three points,” the right-back said.

“Now I think that the manager is testing many players, he is testing systems, and trying every possibility a bit. As I said, we need to get the maximum of guarantees of a victory on the 17th [of August].”

Carvajal added: “At the end of every season, there is a new season, with new challenges [that are] more and more exciting. And you have to think in that way. In the end, a football player’s sports career is short, and if you want to mark an era or feel proud tomorrow, you have to reset every summer and try to win everything.”