Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has explained why Gareth Bale has not featured regularly for Los Blancos this year, after it was reported he left the Copa del Rey game early on Wednesday.
Goals from Isco and Sergio Ramos turned the game on its head before the interval, with late strikes from Lucas Vazquez and Luka Jovic making the game safe.
"He is an important player in Real Madrid and he will continue to play for us this campaign".
But Zidane will be relieved to see his team swiftly back on track with a performance full of the kind of resilience that Madrid's rivals have so lacked in recent weeks.
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Added to all this is the insults that he received from the same moment he scored a goal and that put Real Madrid in front against Osasuna.
"Yes, and I'm happy with all the players I have here", Zidane said, as per Marca.
"He was a bit short physically at the end, that's why he came off".
This season Brozovic has made 28 appearances across all competitions for Inter and he has proven to be absolutely integral to the way that the team play.
Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane is a big fan of the Croatian worldwide and sees him playing alongside Casemiro in his system or being a luxury reserve to him.
"He plays well, but if he does not score a goal he is not happy. He has to improve, but I'm happy with his goal".
Eden Hazard was absent once more, with the Belgium playmaker running out of time to prove his fitness before the UEFA Champions League clash with Manchester City at the end of this month. "We'll see next week". "He'll need this week, it will be a long one".