The Frenchman, being modest, also added that he does not consider himself the best coach in the world, even though he won so much in the last half-decade.

Zidane doesn’t think he’s a disaster as a coach

Zinedine Zidane has protected his record as a coach, declaring that he is not the lousy tactician that some make him out to be. The Frenchman, being modest, also added that he does not consider himself the best coach in the world, even though he won so much in the last half-decade. “Am I lucky? Yes, to be here in this great club,” he said in his press conference on Saturday when asked about the critics who put his success down to good fortune. “I don’t think I am a disaster as a coach. I’m not the best either, of course. You may not always do well, but it’s important to have passion. Then it can be good or bad. It’s important to give 100 per cent every day, and I do that, but especially my players.”

Real Madrid players are ready

“There is a lot of talks here, but that won’t change. I want to talk to the media about football more than we do, but there seems to be more interest in other things. I know you love football too!” Zidane was also asked about his future, but he is not wanted to talk about it and instead keen to focus on Sunday’s LaLiga match against Getafe. “I don’t look further than tomorrow’s match,” he said. “We focus on the day to day work. You can have a contract for four or five years, and you won’t be there tomorrow. Or the opposite. You can have a contract that is about to expire, and you can stay. You know nothing. When you said you need to get rid of Zidane in the past, I’m here. I don’t know what will happen in three months or a year.”

“I’m here, and we have a game tomorrow. We’ve had intense games, but we know the situation. I think the players are ready. Tomorrow we will have a very demanding game. The opponent demands a lot from you physically. There are three points in play, and we will try to take them.”