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Zidane after beating Chelsea: "Morata's definitely staying"

Zidane spoke after Real Madrid beat Chelsea 3-2 and confirmed Morata would be staying and Jesé is in talks with PSG

Zidane after beating Chelsea: "Morata's definitely staying"
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Zidane speaks after Madrid beat Chelsea

Zinedine Zidane spoke after Madrid's victory over Chelsea (3-2) and was clearly pleased to get a win under the belt, after the defeat to PSG. "It was important to start strongly", said the Real Madrid manager, who admitted he was generally content with the team overall.

Ready for the Super Cup

Asked about the upcoming UEFA Super Cup against Sevilla on 9 August, Zidane said he thought the team looked good, and with 10 days and one more game to prepare (against Bayern Munich on Wednesday), the Real Madrid manager clearly feels they are in a good position. 

State of the players 

Marcelo's fine form continued, with the Brazilian picking up another two goals and setting up Mariano's wonder strike for the third. And Zidane admitted it made him "happy" just to watch him play. "He's the captain and he's showing the others what to do. "I'm delighted with the match he had", said Zidane. 

Isco though didn't play and Zidane explained that he'd taken a knock and for that reason had missed the match, but that he hoped he'd be back for Wednesday's match. 

Jesé in talks with PSG.

As to Jesé's absence Zidane gave a clear explanation for why the striker hadn't been on the park: "He's in talks with PSG, although nothing is signed yet". 

Morata staying at Real Madrid

And while Jesé might well be leaving Zidane assured that Morata wouldn't be, when asked about Chelsea's interest in the striker: "He's a Madrid player, we're delighted with him. He's come home and he'll be staying this year".