Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane spoke to the press ahead of the match against Paris Saint-Germain and delivered an important message for the fans knowing that the team has been struggling this season.
“We just want out fans to be proud of us. We’re going to give our all and the fans will be behind us, just as they always are, even when the going gets tough. Tomorrow is another competition to focus on and we’ll give absolutely everything,” said the coach.
As usual, Zidane didn’t want to talk about who will start the game or what system Los Blancos will use.
“What I want is for my team to be focused on the game. We’ll see tomorrow. The system isn’t really important, it’s what we do out there on the pitch that counts. What I can tell you is that the way we set up isn’t the key. My concern is what my players go out there and do,” added the coach. “ keep my cards close to my chest. Let’s see what happens tomorrow,” he stated.
Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo will share the spotlight as people around the world wonder if the Brazilian attacker can actually be Ronaldo’s successor for the years to come. Zidane wants to talk about Real Madrid and PSG, not just two players.
“We’ve been speaking about big players but tomorrow is a case of Real Madrid-PSG, not Neymar against Cristiano. Cristiano has done some extraordinary things and won five Ballon d’Or trophies. I’m not going to make any comparisons. We all know what Neymar can do on the pitch. He has real quality and often makes the difference. We’re not here for a showdown between those two, we’re here to watch Real Madrid take on PSG,” said Zidane.
Rumors suggest that Zidane’s job could be on the line if Madrid can’t beat PSG, but the Frenchman isn’t worried.
“I’m not thinking about my future, I’m just focused on tomorrow’s game. That is what I’m concentrating on. We are going to try and put in a good shift, and do our job well. All of the training session, all of the games, they play a role for us and my future is not the key thing here,” he concluded.