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Fabio Coentrao understands Zinedine Zidane snub

Experienced left-back Fabio Coentrao claims that he is currently "in no condition to play for Real Madrid".

Fabio Coentrao has admitted that he is currently "in no condition to play for Real Madrid".

The 29-year-old has only played one league match for his Spanish club this season, while he missed Portugal's success at Euro 2016 last summer due to a number of fitness problems.

Coentrao has insisted that he understands why Zinedine Zidane has not considered him for first-team selection this term, but the full-back is confident that he can still operate at the highest level of football.

"I'm in no condition to play for Real Madrid. I want to return to my best next season. I have a contract with Real Madrid until 2019, so if they continue to count on me, perfect - if not I'll choose my own path," Coentrao told reporters.

"Maybe returning to Portugal would help me recover the level of play I once had. We should all admit our limitations at some point in our lives and I feel that right now this club demands a level of play I'm not at. I hope to play three or four more years at the highest level, I know I can do it."

Left-back Coentrao spent the 2015-16 campaign on loan at Ligue 1 side AS Monaco.

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