Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has defended his decision to play his own son in goal during Los Blancos unconvincing 3-2 over La Liga's bottom side Huesca.
"I am happy for him. For his debut here, with a victory. But that is Luca, he is the third keeper," said Zidane in his post match press conference, as reported by The Mirror.
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"Thibaut was out and I wanted to give Keylor a rest after playing with his country. It came out well.
"I was not picking my son, but a player in Real Madrid's squad.
The 31-year-old scored an 89th minute winner against La Liga's basement club, capping off an excellent man of the match performance, which included an assist.
Karim Benzema has won Real Madrid 21 points this season out of the 57 they have with his 14 La Liga goals. Only Messi has better numbers in Europe.— Ashish Romea (@RMadridEngineer) March 31, 2019
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"I will count on him, there are nine games left, and that is the most important, to finish the season well.
"Then we will see what happens, but Karim is a player at this club. I don’t believe that will change.”