Barcelona Star Aleix Vidal Hopes Zinedine Zidane Fails To Win Silverware At Real Madrid


Barcelona winger Aleix Vidal has revealed he hopes Zinedine Zidane fails to win silverware as manager of Real Madrid.

Zidane made the step into the Madrid managerial hot-seat last week, replacing the beleaguered Rafa Benitez after his ill-fated seven-month spell at Real was brought to an end.

The 43-year-old, who enjoyed a trophy-laden five-year spell at the Santiago Bernabeu as a player, has been tasked with replicating those successful years, and he kicked off his tenure with an impressive 5-0 drubbing of Deportivo in his first game at the helm.

Vidal has admitted he admired Zidane as a player, but the 26-year-old has revealed he intends to deprive the Frenchman of trophies in his debut season.

“They seem to have had a good start, but the titles get handed out at the end of the season,” Vidal told Spanish radio station RAC.

“I hope he does not win any. I’ve always been a big fan of Zidane, but now I cannot wish him any luck.”

Having signed for Barcelona last summer, Vidal ended his long wait to make his debut this month after the club’s transfer embargo came to an end.

The former Sevilla forward has impressed during his three outings for Barca to date but insists playing with the world’s best players will only make him improve.

“Virtually all the players here are the best in the world,” he added. “You can learn a lot from them.”