Marcelo fit for PSG but Zidane unsure on Kroos and Modric

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Marcelo fit for PSG but Zidane unsure on Kroos and Modric

Marcelo will play against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League next week after recovering from a hamstring injury, but Zinedine Zidane is not sure Real Madrid midfielders Toni Kroos and Luka Modric will be available.

The Brazil left-back returned to training on Friday, but Modric (hamstring) and Kroos (knee) remain on the sidelines ahead of Tuesday's second leg in the French capital with Madrid holding a 3-1 first-leg lead in the last-16 tie.

Madrid host Getafe in LaLiga on Saturday, seeking to return to winning ways after a surprise defeat at Espanyol in midweek, but questions at Zidane's pre-match press conference were dominated by the European clash.

"Marcelo is going to be with us, no doubt about that," Zidane told reporters on Friday. 

"But the rest, I can't tell you anything. It depends on the players and how they feel. I want players who are at 100 per cent.

"I'm bothered about tomorrow. Tomorrow is the game, Tuesday we don't know. 

"We'll see, I don't want to speak about [injuries] now. We'll see."

PSG have injury issues of their own, with centre-back Marquinhos having a thigh problem, while Kylian Mbappe sustained an ankle knock in this week's Coupe de France victory over Marseille.

The Ligue 1 giants will also be without Neymar, the Brazilian superstar having sustained a fractured metatarsal that requires surgery, placing his World Cup participation in doubt.

"We're sorry about Neymar but they're a good, strong side and whoever takes Neymar's place will be good. We're not thinking about an easy game," Zidane said.

"We've got to have some respect for the opponent, it's the second leg of the last 16 of the Champions League, so we have to go out and play at 100 per cent.

"It doesn't matter who is playing for the opposition, whoever comes in wants to prove themselves. It's going to be a difficult game but we knew that from the beginning of the tie.

"Of course players will be thinking about Tuesday, it's natural. But we're thinking of tomorrow. We want to go out and put on a good performance. Against Espanyol the first half was good and the second half wasn't. We have to concentrate for 90 minutes.

"Players will always think about a big game, it's natural, but we have to think about tomorrow's game [against Getafe] more than anything. It's important."