French coach Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid’s coach, has confirmed that he is not afraid of losing his position if the team fails to qualify for the Round of 16 of the Champions League.
The 13-time European champion, who has never left the group stage, hosts Group B leaders Borussia Moenchengladbach, Wednesday and needs to win to qualify.
According to media reports, Zidane will lose his position if Real Madrid fails to qualify for 16. Still, Zizou insists that his only focus is on getting the three points more than thinking about his future.
“I don’t think of anything other than winning. I focus on tomorrow’s game, and we know what we have to do. It will be a difficult match, but we want to leave the field, and we are happy with the performance,” Zidane told a news conference.
He added, “We know exactly where the team stands. We want to get 3 points to lead the group, and that is all we are thinking about right now. All matches are important, but there is a great opportunity to show our capabilities as a team.”
Zidane will welcome the return of captain Sergio Ramos after the defender has missed the last 6 games due to injury.
Full-back Danny Carvajal also participated in the training fully on Tuesday after missing the team’s last 4 matches. Still, striker Luka Jovic will be absent after a connective muscle injury.