Before the match against Espanyol Zinedine Zidane spoke at a press conference. The Real Madrid coach reviewed the sport’s current situation and offered his opinion on the recent dismissal of Abelardo, who was dismissed and will not be on the bench, among other items. Around the same time, he spoke about his future and made it clear that he would not spend the whole of his life studying.
Real Madrid is leading La Liga and wants to keep it that way. They are confident of taking the title. Their next rival will be Espanyol.
Zinedine Zidane spoke about the clash in a press conference. “We must continue with the line we have shown so far. Espanyol is going to make it difficult for us, they need points… We have another final and we will play to the fullest,” he said.
He referred to Abelardo’s dismissal: “I have nothing to say. It’s a decision of the club. I feel sorry for him. These are difficult times.’
And while he was at it, Zidane spoke about his future. “I’m not going to manage 20 years, I’m an atypical coach,” said the coach when asked about his long-term plans. “I’ve got nothing on my mind, I like the day-to-day. How long will I be coaching? I don’t know. In my head I’ve always been a footballer. You used to tell me if I was going to train and I’d say no… Now look at me”, he emphasized.
“I don’t want anyone to misinterpret my words. I’m focused. They criticize me when I lose a game… and they’re going to keep doing it. But it doesn’t change anything for me. My future is the least of my worries,” he continued.
On another note, he spoke about Sergio Ramos’ role at the club. “He has a personality, he always wants to win. He’s making history in this club. I’m not surprised by what he’s doing. We are lucky to have a footballer like Ramos in this Real Madrid and I hope he will stay with us for a long, long time. And he talked about the duo he forms together with Varane on the pitch. “They make a very good team together, they fit in very well. This duo is making history,” he said.
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“The role of the defence is very important. In Madrid we are lucky to have players who are committed to what we are doing. Defending is everyone’s job, not four or five. And there we are strong”, analyzed the Frenchman.