Real Madrid – La Liga Insisted he feels supported
Facing the media again before playing Getafe on Tuesday night, Zinedine Zidane again underlined his focus only on the immediate future.
The side have struggled in LaLiga Santander to date and an injury crisis has left them with only 13 first team players available for the tie against Jose Bordalas‘ men.
“We’re on the same boat and I feel supported, maybe people think I say it because I have to say it, but no,” Zidane explained.
“I know what I have to do, you have to accept when things are difficult.
“When things are complicated, you have to turn the situation around.
“I know that I have a great team, nothing will stop us working hard.”
Speculation has been surrounding Zidane in recent weeks and, when asked if he’d honour the rest of his contract which expires in 2022, he gave a mixed response.
“We’ll see,” he said. “The important thing is the day to day, This is what concerns me.
“What happened has already happened. What I say is that those of us who are here deserve to work. Everyone can say whatever they want.
“What we are going to do here is believe in what we do.”
Zidane says he has no reason to consider quitting the job he loves.
“Why should I leave if I do what I like?” he said.
“You go through bad times, of course, that’s normal in life.
“At Madrid we know that it’s a great club and that what you have to do is compete. And, here, there will always be changes.”
The coach also spoke about Sergio Ramos‘ surgery which will see him sidelined.
“Sergio was at the limit, everything’s gone well, all perfect,” he said.
“It’s an important decision, he’s motivated to come back.”
But he is not the only player absent, with Isco and others also ruled out.
“Isco has trained normally, Militao and Odriozola ruled out, we’ll see about the rest, but they won’t be ready for tomorrow,” he answered.
“The calendar is crazy, but we’ve already spoken about that, there’s nothing new.
“Tomorrow we have to play again, we have to be ready, now we have to think more.
“It’s a very different season and we have to adapt.”
Real Madrid are seven points behind LaLiga leaders Atletico Madrid, who have two games in hand on Los Blancos.