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Real Madrid keeper Lunin aims to impress Ancelotti; reveals Zidane chats

Real Madrid goalkeeper Andriy Lunin has welcomed new coach Carlo Ancelotti.

Ancelotti stepped in after Zinedine Zidane resigned last month.

Lunin is hoping for a new chance with Ancelotti in charge, telling El Pais: "When the coach changes, a lot of things change. You have more enthusiasm, you have another challenge. Another míster comes and you have to show him what you are worth. I prepare myself for a tough year, to fight and wait for my opportunity."

On Zidane, Lunin also said: “We did talk a couple of times, and he gave me advice. He cannot tell me many things about the goal, because I have a very good goalkeeping coach. But he was one of the best midfielders in the world. I stayed a couple of times a week trying to improve my game with my feet, and he saw it and gave me a couple of tips: what I have to do, how do I have to improve my technique.

"In his office we talk about the way to play, how he sees the team's style of play, how he sees how the goalkeeper has to play, the movements, a bit of tactics..."

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