Happiness is back for Real with Zidane return, says Navas

Real Madrid's Isco celebrates scoring against Celta Vigo. — Reuters pic

Michael Hincks examines the changes which paid off in the 2-0 win over Celta Vigo.

But Real Madrid chiefs recently fired Santiago Solari after poor games this season and chose to hire former coach Zidane. But, also, when we don't have the ball, we must run, to get it back.

Along with Isco and defender Marcelo, the Costa Rican Navas was one of the main beneficiaries of Zidane's return 10 months after the Frenchman had walked out on the club having won an unprecedented three consecutive Champions League crowns.

Isco gave Real a deserved lead in the second half in the Madrid sunshine and Gareth Bale further raised spirits by sealing victory later in the game.

Zidane's first point of call was to call Ramos who was reportedly threatening to leave the club should Jose Mourinho be brought back as manager.

It was one of three tackles he made - more than any other Real player - and it was this dogged determination in defence, as much as his well-taken goal in the second half, which outlined his desire to play for a team he has always been linked away from.

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Marcelo comes in ahead of Sergio Reguilon, who did well under Solari.

Since the end of his first period in charge, Real's success has somewhat faltered, with the holders being knocked out of the Champions League by Ajax at home and trailing Barcelona in La Liga.

"Isco and Marcelo are both ready to play, they want to play and we will see them play", he said.

Zidane's big decision came in goal, where he opted for Keylor Navas over Thibaut Courtois.

"There's so many factors you need to think about when you sign players".

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