(Reuters/NAN) Real Madrid could have ended the yr badly, however Zinedine Zidane has been named French coach of 2017 for main the membership to a Liga and Champions League double.
Zidane led Real Madrid to the La Liga and Champions League double earlier however the workforce have struggled lately, trailing FC Barcelona by 16 factors.
“I want to show that I can also be a good coach in tough circumstances,” Zidane stated in an article printed on Tuesday in France Football journal, which supplies the award.
Real are going by a nasty run as they’re fourth in La Liga, 16 factors behind leaders FC Barcelona, they usually ended 2017 with a crushing Three-Zero loss at dwelling within the Clasico.
On Sunday, they had been held to a 2-2 draw at Celta Vigo.
“Today, sure, the hazard is there, however I’m not going to alter. I’m conscious that I’ve in entrance of me nice gamers who hearken to me. Playing soccer, I understand how to do this.
“So, things will sort themselves out in the end,” Zidane stated.
“Some individuals might imagine that every little thing is all the time straightforward for me, that I do every little thing from intuition, however that’s not true! Whether it’s as a participant or as a coach, I’ve all the time labored.
“I’m not protected by what I achieved as a participant for this membership. I’m now not a Real participant. That Zidane doesn’t exist anymore.
“Now, it is the coach Zinedine Zidane who must create a career,” he added.
His aspect will proceed their defence of the UEFA Champions League title towards a French workforce coached by a Spaniard.
Real will tackle Unai Emery’s Paris Saint-Germain within the first knockout spherical on February 14 and March 6.