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Real Madrid: Zidane's Copa del Rey press conference - 10 quotes

Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane spoke to the media on Tuesday, on the eve of Los Blancos' Copa del Rey clash with Unionistas Salamanca.

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Copa del Rey:

"We're going to be fully focused on it. It's an important competition, as is everything that's coming up."

Gareth Bale and James Rodríguez:

"They're both available to play and will go to Salamanca."

Álvaro Odriozola close to joining Bayern Munich:

"He has the opportunity to leave, but nothing's official yet."

Bringing Jesús Vallejo back into fold after unsuccessful Wolves loan spell:

"We'll see. At the moment, Vallejo returning isn't on the table."

Zidane oversees Real Madrid training on Tuesday, as Los Blancos prepared for Wednesday's Copa del Rey third-round tie against Unionistas Salamanca.
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Zidane oversees Real Madrid training on Tuesday, as Los Blancos prepared for Wednesday's Copa del Rey third-round tie against Unionistas Salamanca.JESUS ALVAREZ ORIHUELADIARIO AS

Kylian Mbappé's praise for Zidane:

"He's the example to follow now."

January signings:

"Anything can happen between now and 31 January, in terms of arrivals and departures."

Single-match format in Copa:

"In France you play just the one game and I'm used to it. [But] we'll accept whatever format we're given."

New Real Madrid signing Reinier:

"We have to take it step by step. When he arrives, we'll see what we do. The plan is that he'll play for Castilla."

Reinier qualities:

"Like every Brazilian, he's technically very good. You get a good idea from the videos of him, but I'm going to wait."

Will second-choice goalkeeper Alphonse Areola start in the Copa?

"I'm sorry, I'm not going to tell you anything."

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