Isco and Marcelo trained together on their day off in a bid to impress Zinedine Zidane


Zinedine Zidane made his sensational comeback to Real Madrid on Monday afternoon. 

The Frenchman walked away from Los Blancos last May, a few days after winning the Champions League for the third time. 

He cited the club's 'need for change' as the main reason for his departure but in Zidane's absence, Real have gone in the wrong direction. 

Julen Lopetegui was his immediate successor but lasted less than four months, before Santiago Solari stepped in to steady the ship. 

The Argentine did the best he could but after a disastrous couple of weeks that saw Madrid knocked out of the Champions League, Copa del Rey and La Liga title race, Solari was also shown the door. 

And after 10 months away, Zidane has now returned to the Bernabeu.

He will be hoping to get the team back on track but rather than chasing silverware, the only real goal left for this season is to finish second in the league, behind Barcelona but ahead of Atletico Madrid.

The boss will also have a few problems to sort out too. Under Solari, the dressing room was reportedly split and his treatment of two players - Marcelo and Isco, could have contributed to that.  

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Those two have struggled for much of this season after falling out of favour with their old coach. But now that Zidane is back, they will be hoping to return to the fold. 

And according to Marca, Isco and Marcelo have wasted no time trying to impress the returning Frenchman. 

The Spanish paper reports that the pair trained together at Real's Valdebebas training ground on Tuesday, even though the team was granted a day off.


They did so in an attempt to make an instant impression on Zidane and will be hoping their positive attitudes will help win them places in his starting XI. 

Both players were very important during the Frenchman's first spell at the Bernabeu and with a fixture against Celta Vigo on Saturday, Isco and Marcelo won't have to wait long to find out if they are back in the manager's plans. 

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