Zinedine Zidane Has Picked His 20-Year Old Son In Goal For Game Against Huesca

Zinedine Zidane has channeled his inner Under 11's Sunday League manager by giving his son special treatment.

With Thibaut Courtois suffering from tendonitis in his right thigh, 'Zizou' has handed a start to his 20-year old son Luca for the visit of Huesca in La Liga this evening, as opposed to keeping Keylor Navas in between the sticks for the second game running.

Luca, a France youth international and the second-eldest of four Zidane brothers to have spent time in the Real Madrid ranks, has played 39 games for the club's Castilla outfit but only has one appearance for the Los Blancos first-team under his belt.

He was third-choice goalkeeper last season and ended up making his debut in a 2-2 draw with Villarreal on the final league game of the campaign.

The XI Zidane has picked on the whole for tonight's game is an interesting one, with Dani Ceballos and Marcos Llorente both getting starts in central midfield and Brahim Diaz being afforded his first appearance from the off in La Liga.

Zidane has previous when it comes to favouring his kids as you may remember he named his son Enzo in the travelling squad for the Champions League final triumph over his former club Juventus in Cardiff back in 2017.

Zidane may as well start picking himself to be honest. We've got no issue with that.

Josh Lawless

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