Mauricio Pochettino has 'a certain weakness for Zinedine Zidane'

Mauricio Pochettino has 'a certain weakness for Zinedine Zidane'

"Zinedine Zidane, who celebrates tomorrow (Saturday) in his first 100 games as coach of our team, belongs to this extraordinary group of characters elected to be one of our symbols", writes the leader.

Getafe meanwhile have made a solid return to the Liga Santander and promise to mix solid defense with effectiveness from set pieces, something Madrid's sometimes less than solid defence will have to be aware of. Zidane is also seeking a goalkeeper as Keylor Navas has never been viewed as a long-term option in the Spanish capital.

In Marca, Perez invites, however, Zidane does not rest on its laurels: "This club always aspires to be better", warns the president. "The passion is the same as that of a Bielsa team".

And it is those exploits, on the field and now on the touchline, that have greatly impressed Tottenham's manager.

Formerly Carlo Ancelotti's assistant, Zidane was promoted from his role managing the Castilla side to replace the sacked Rafael Benitez in January 2016.

Finally, Pochettino analysed the situation in the Premier League regarding the signing of players and referred to "giants like United and City" and said that "the difference today between clubs in the Premier League is that there are teams, like City and United, who sign who they want and when they want and, after that, you have big clubs, like us, and we sign when we can and who we can".