Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane concedes his squad is a striker short.

Zidane addressed the issue on Tuesday, explaining that he too would have liked to have another striker in his squad, but that it wasn’t possible.

“It’s true that when you look at the players you had, like [Alvaro] Morata and Mariano, and when you see that now you only have [Borja] Mayoral that you might think we lack a No.9,” he said in the pre-match press conference for Wednesday’s clash with Apoel Nicosia.

“That might be the case, but it wasn’t possible [to bring in another].

“I would have liked Morata to stay, but he wanted to play more and to leave.

“It wasn’t possible to sign another player, but I really believe in Mayoral, as he is hungry.

“We also have Karim [Benzema] and Gareth [Bale].

“We will get by with all of the players that we have.”