Last updated on September 22, 2019
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane says he’s paying no more attention to hefty criticism aimed at him following the 3-0 defeat by Paris St Germain in the Champions League and isn’t bothered that Spanish press continues to associate Jose Mourinho with his occupation.
“I am not interested in what’s said outside the bar, the afternoon I listen to what is in the media is that the day I depart,” Zidane told a news conference on Saturday before Real’s trip to ancient La Liga leaders Sevilla on Sunday.
“I feel in a powerful position, and I don’t stop trying. I’ll keep looking until the final minute as long as the club will allow me to continue. I don’t feel challenged in any respect.”
Spanish media have reported that Real president Florentino Perez will be eager to recruit former trainer Mourinho, now without a club, if Zidane is relieved of his responsibilities.
“This is the way the problem is, and if the staff has a lousy effect, the belief is that everything should change. It is hard, but it’s the truth.”
Lopetegui, nevertheless, stated that he harbored no ill feelings towards Actual and has been treating Sunday’s match just like any other.
“Three factors are up for grabs tomorrow which should be inspiration enough for us although we understand exactly what it means to face Real Madrid,” he explained.
“I have an excellent memory of each club I have been in and always try to keep in mind the positive things. I attempt to be ambitious and responsible and will be no exception.”
Real is going to have the ability to depend on captain Sergio Ramos against Sevilla afterward he overlooked the PSG defeat because of suspension, though Marcelo is uncertainty and Luka Modric remains hurt.