The Mexican coach was asked a series of questions at a Friday press conference before the match at home to Zinedine Zidane’s LaLiga champions.

Leganes are ready to face Real Madrid

Leganes head coach Javier Aguirre is ready for his team’s match against Real Madrid on Sunday, a game that will decide whether Madrid-based minnows can avoid relegation LaLiga SmartBank. The Mexican coach was asked a series of questions at a Friday press conference before the match at home to Zinedine Zidane’s LaLiga champions. “We will try to do what is in our hands and what wins the match,” Aguirre said. “The rest depends on others, and if we don’t survive, we won’t be able to ask anyone for anything if we don’t succeed. Humility is what defines this team.” Leganes rivals on Sunday couldn’t be trickier than the 61-year-old admits. “Madrid are all-time great team,” said Aguirre. “Real Madrid have a winning formula. They will go on most victories in a row, Benzema for the Pichichi. They won’t relax at all.

“I am waiting for the same Madrid as always, the best Madrid. I do not have clear highs and lows, and I can’t talk about assumptions.” Aguirre also commented on the season as a whole, a campaign that was completely different from any other. “It was an exceptional season. We had never stopped halfway before and were not in isolation; everything was different,” he noted. “However, the relegation battle is no different, and it is important that we still have a chance in the last match.” Aguirre was also asked about his future after Sunday’s game against Real Madrid. “I can’t talk about my future,” Aguirre said. “I’ll focus on 97 minutes on Sunday. Not only my future but also the club depends on it. We have humility and work. Of course, I am a believer, but that is my personal life.”