Vinicius Junior has revealed some Real Madrid players still get nervous when speaking to head coach Zinedine Zidane.
Former France international Zidane, who returned to Madrid in March after resigning in the wake of leading the club to a third straight Champions League title in 2018, is widely considered to be one of the best players of his generation.
He won the Ballon d’Or in 1998 after spearheading France’s World Cup triumph in the same year, scoring twice in the final against Brazil, and won the Champions League with Madrid in 2002 after crashing home a stunning volley in the final against Bayer Leverkusen.
Despite the Madrid squad containing multiple high-profile stars, Vinicius says there are times when they are in still in awe of their boss.
“When a guy like that – who played at such a high level – is on the bench and says anything, you pay attention, don’t you?” Vinicius told Globo’s Esporte Espetacular.
“Sometimes we get a little nervous when we are going to speak to him. He does everything for you, so you only worry about playing football.”