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Real Madrid coach Zidane admits Haaland admiration: But he's not my player

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has admitted his admiration for Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland.

Real are keen to sign a No9 to first coexist with and then eventually replace Karim Benzema - and Zidane has made clear that one of those linked, Haaland, is a talented player.

Haaland joined up with Real Madrid playmaker Martin Odegaard whilst on international duty for Norway, with the two combining to devastating effect against Romania in particular.

"Martin played a little differently, in a line of four [in a 4-4-2 system]," Zidane said during Friday's pre-match press conference.

"Haaland is not my player, but he is good. What can I say?"

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