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Zidane: “I’ve never considered myself unsackable”

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The coach previewed the Sevilla match.

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Under immense pressure, Zinedine Zidane spoke to the media on Friday and was asked several times about his job security. In the press conference ahead of Saturday’s Sevilla clash, the coach said: “I’ve never considered myself unsackable. You feel this way as a player and as a coach. I’ll live this experience until the final day. It’s normal for there to be criticism. I feel the backing of the club. I can’t be happy when we lose of course, but we know where we are and it’s a privilege to be at this club and to be fighting. I’ll fight until the final day and the players too.”

The coach was asked if he’ll have an eye on the upcoming Borussia Mönchengladbach game and he insisted that he won’t. He said: “The most important thing for us is tomorrow’s game. We need to pick up points against a tough opponent. We like these kinds of matches. We know the situation we’re in and we want to compete. We have another opportunity to alter momentum and I trust my players. It’s a difficult situation, but we’ve been in similar situations in the past. I’ve been a player here, I’ve been a coach. I know the history of this club.”

Finally, Zidane was asked for an update on Sergio Ramos and his recovery from injury. The coach explained: “With Sergio we won’t risk anything, just like with any other player. I don’t want a player with a minor injury to end up with a more serious one. We’ll see how he is tomorrow.”