Levante are winless in their last ten games against Real Madrid in La Liga (D1 L9), conceding an average of 3.1 goals per game. None of Real's current crop of youngsters even come close to such hauls. "That's good for stamina", Zidane said.
Kepa eventually signed a new deal at Athletic until 2025 with a new €80m release clause and Real will have surely to look somewhere else if they want to replace Navas in the summer.
Zidane's future at Real Madrid has been the subject of increasing uncertainty in recent weeks and huge question marks continue to surround the Frenchman's capacity to lead Los Blancos.
"We need to be united as that's the only way we'll do something in that competition".
"When it's time to work, you have to get stuck into it", the head coach said ahead of Saturday night's trip to Ciutat de Valencia. Promising players they may be, but they are not the Galacticos the Bernabeu faithful is used to.
"I am the first one to show my face [in the media]", he said when asked about his own angry on-pitch reaction while Levante celebrated their second equaliser.
A point does little for Madrid's fading hopes of retaining the Primera Liga title, with leaders Barcelona 18 points clear at the top.
"I am not thinking at all about what will happen next year, I don't care [for the moment]". All I'm doing is giving this season my all and preparing for our La Liga commitments.
"I don't think they are in crisis".
Victory for Barcelona means Madrid will be 21 points behind and Ramos can not understand this season. Then we must be clever, avoid the second goal, and we did not. We must use these games before to recover our confidence. If you do things well you have many chances to win matches.
It finishes with a clip of Ronaldo calling himself the best player in the world, immediately followed by a man laughing.
Los Blancos scooped signatures of Atletico Madrid's Theo Hernandez and Spanish sensation Dani Ceballos who joined from Real Betis for a combined fee worth £41.85 million.