Zidane delighted after son nets debut Real goal

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Zinedine Zidane admits it was a special moment to see son Enzo Zidane find the net on his Real Madrid debut.

Zidane jnr was introduced from the bench at half-time during Madrid’s 6-1 Copa del Rey victory over La Cultural y Deportivo Leonesa and scored with a low shot from the edge of the area.

The 21-year-old was one of several youngsters involved for Madrid, including Martin Odegaard, Alvaro Tejero and Ruben Yanez.

But while boss Zidane was quick to praise the collective contribution of the club’s prospects, he vowed to savour his son making his mark.

“As a parent and coach, I’m happy for his goal, but I’m also happy for everything we’ve done tonight,” said Zidane.

“Most importantly, we’ve achieved our objective, we played well and won the game. I’m happy, of course, as a parent for my son, but that lasts for two seconds.

“When I talk alone with him, I’ll tell him a few things, but as a coach I think about the entirety, with respect to our opponents and all the players who got minutes.”

Almost two years after joining Real, Norwegian starlet Odegaard made his first competitive start for the club, although Zidane admits that the 17-year-old could still leave the club on loan in the January transfer window.

"That could be [an option], anything could happen, we will look at it later," Zidane said.

"Odegaard tonight showed he has character and personality. He played a good game."

 

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