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Zidane sets his sights on winning Copa del Rey after Real ease into last 16

Posted Thursday, January 23, 2020 by PA37 hits

Zinedine Zidane has spoken of his hopes of winning the Copa del Rey after Real Madrid eased into the last 16 with a 3-1 victory at Unionistas de Salamanca.Gareth Bale netted the opener in the 18th minute, despite not having played since January 4, but picked up an ankle injury and had to be substituted.Unionistas levelled the tie at the start of the second half through Alvaro Romero, but Los Bla...Full Story »

Zinedine Zidane expects Barcelona to be the Real deal under Quique Setien

Posted Friday, January 17, 2020 by PA41 hits

Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane expects Barcelona to be just as competitive under new boss Quique Setien – and accepts working in the spotlight is all part of the job.Despite Barcelona being top of LaLiga, the Catalan club announced on Monday evening that Ernesto Valverde had been sacked and replaced by Setien.Former Athletic Bilbao and Espanyol boss Valverde had guided Barca to LaL...Full Story »

The Unionistas players: Zidane is sh**ting himself right now

Posted Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by Marca.com67 hits

Real Madrid have drawn Unionistas de Salamanca in the next round of the Copa del Rey and the players are full of confidence. After the draw was made, they were celebrating their tie against the Supercopa champions and had a message for Zinedine Zidane. "Zidane must be sh**ting himself right now out of fear," one of their players joked, as captured by Gol TV.Full Story »

Zidane now has his coaching licence

Posted Tuesday, January 14, 2020 by Marca.com66 hits

Zinedine Zidane is now a complete coach. His Supercopa de Espana win and the way he managed to overcome a more than complicated situation gave him a doctorate and cleared any doubt that may exist about his ability on the bench. Many of his decisions in the last two months have raised some eyebrows, but the Frenchman has a line that he repeats over and over again at the press conferences. "Fo...Full Story »

Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid - Zinedine Zidane: I’m a better coach second time round

Posted Saturday, January 11, 2020 by PA65 hits

Zinedine Zidane insists he is a better coach in his second spell at Real Madrid ahead of his side’s Spanish Super Cup final. Real will face capital rivals Atletico Madrid in Sunday’s showpiece at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Saudi Arabia. Zidane’s side secured a convincing 3-1 win over Valencia in their semi-final tie earlier this week before Atletico struck twi...Full Story »

Gareth Bale not fit for Super Cup final – Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane

Posted Thursday, January 09, 2020 by PA63 hits

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane confirmed that Gareth Bale would not be fit to feature in Sunday’s Spanish Super Cup final.Zidane’s side booked a showdown with Barcelona or Atletico Madrid following a comprehensive 3-1 victory over Valencia in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday.Bale missed the semi-final with a chest infection, and Zidane, also without the injured Karim Benzema, confirmed...Full Story »

Jovic is the future – Zidane backs struggling Real Madrid striker to shine in Supercopa

Posted Wednesday, January 08, 2020 by Goal.com77 hits

The Serbian is likely to start the Supercopa de Espana and his manager is backing him to come good Zinedine Zidane described Luka Jovic as the future of Real Madrid ahead of what is likely to be an important test for the striker in the Supercopa de Espana. With Karim Benzema injured and Gareth Bale ill, Jovic is likely to lead the Madrid attack in Wednesday's semi-final against Valencia in J...Full Story »

Zidane meets Almeria's owner, who recreates the infamous headbutt on Materazzi

Posted Tuesday, January 07, 2020 by Marca.com53 hits

Zinedine Zidane met with former teammate Guti, as well as Almeria owner Turki Al-Sheikh, with the latter making a joke about the Frenchman's infamous headbutt on Marco Materazzi in the 2006 World Cup final. The Real Madrid head coach handed Al-Sheikh a signed shirt from his team with his name and the number he wore during his time as a player. Guti and Zidane have a good relationship since t...Full Story »

Getafe vs Real Madrid - Hazard to miss Spanish Super Cup – Zidane

Posted Friday, January 03, 2020 by PA80 hits

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has confirmed injured forward Eden Hazard will miss the Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia.Hazard has not featured for Real since suffering an ankle problem on November 26 in a Champions League match against Paris St Germain.The 28-year-old Belgium international will not travel to next week’s four-team tournament in the Middle East in order to continue hi...Full Story »

Zidane: Real Madrid don't need to sign a striker in January

Posted Monday, December 23, 2019 by Marca.com67 hits

Despite Real Madrid's evident problem with scoring goals, Zinedine Zidane doesn't feel they need to sign another striker. Los Blancos have scored just one goal in their last three games and drew another blank against Athletic Club on Sunday night. "As always, when we play a game like we did and have chances [to score], I'm annoyed for the players," Zidane said. "For the effort that we put i...Full Story »

Zidane asks for patience after Real Madrid held by Athletic Bilbao

Posted Monday, December 23, 2019 by PA51 hits

Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane called for patience after his side lost ground at the top of LaLiga following a frustrating goalless draw against Athletic Bilbao at the Bernabeu.Barcelona had gone into the Christmas break on the back of Saturday’s 4-1 win over Alaves to keep the pressure on in the title battle.After El Clasico finished 0-0 in midweek, failure to find a breakthrough ...Full Story »

Zinedine Zidane talks up Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola

Posted Saturday, December 21, 2019 by PA67 hits

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has hailed Manchester City counterpart Pep Guardiola as “the best coach in the world”.Zidane’s words of praise follow the Champions League draw earlier this week that pitted Real against City, with the first leg of the last-16 tie to be played at the Bernabeu in late February.It is a repeat of the 2016 semi-final that Zidane’s Real won ...Full Story »

Zidane is a coaching giant

Posted Friday, December 20, 2019 by Marca.com75 hits

There's no doubt that Zinedine Zidane's priority since returning to the Real Madrid bench has been to win LaLiga Santander. With two matchdays left in the first round of fixtures, Los Blancos sit top of the table alongside Barcelona and they do so after having already visited the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano, the Camp Nou, the Estadio Sanchez Pizjuan and Mestalla. If there's something they ca...Full Story »

Zidane happy after Real Madrid take point against Barcelona

Posted Thursday, December 19, 2019 by PA40 hits

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane was the happier manager after El Clasico ended goalless for the first time since 2002.Barcelona maintained their slender advantage on goal difference over their arch-rivals at the top of LaLiga after the Nou Camp stalemate.The game had been postponed in October due to safety fears surrounding the violent protests in Catalonia and while the draw extended Real&rsqu...Full Story »

Barcelona vs Real Madrid - Zinedine Zidane plays down El Clasico security concerns

Posted Wednesday, December 18, 2019 by PA75 hits

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane will not let an unusual build-up to El Clasico at Barcelona affect his side.Madrid and their fierce rivals Barca will travel to the Nou Camp from the same hotel two hours before kick-off amid security concerns.Wednesday’s LaLiga game was originally supposed to be played in October but it was postponed due to safety fears surrounding the violent protest...Full Story »

Courtois made decision to go forward for late corner – Real Madrid boss Zidane

Posted Monday, December 16, 2019 by PA124 hits

Zinedine Zidane admitted it was goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois’ decision to go up for the corner which helped salvage a last-gasp 1-1 draw at Valencia.Zidane’s side looked like being beaten on the east coast of Spain after Carlos Soler put the hosts in front with only 12 minutes remaining.But Belgium international Courtois forced opposite number Jaume Domenech into a save with a header,...Full Story »

Valencia vs Real Madrid - Zidane keen for Real Madrid to focus on Valencia

Posted Saturday, December 14, 2019 by PA201 hits

Zinedine Zidane pushed aside all talk of next week’s match against Barcelona and insisted Real Madrid were ready to put in a strong performance at Valencia to keep pace at the top of LaLiga. Real face rivals Barca in El Clasico on Wednesday night but Zidane was adamant they are fully focused on Sunday’s Mestalla clash first as they look to extend their winning streak in the league...Full Story »

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane explains latest Gareth Bale snub ahead of transfer window

Posted Friday, December 13, 2019 by hits

Zinedine Zidane has played down the significance of Gareth Bale’s latest omission from the Real Madrid starting XI. Bale was an unused substitute in Real’s 3-1 win over Club Brugge on Wednesday night. Bale's latest exclusion raised plenty of eyebrows, especially given his tumultuous relationship with Zidane - who wanted to sell him in the summer. Zidane, however, has downplayed sug...Full Story »

'We'll eliminate Liverpool!' - Real Madrid boss Zidane jokes ahead of Champions League draw

Posted Thursday, December 12, 2019 by Goal.com184 hits

Zinedine Zidane joked his Real Madrid side would have no issues beating last season's winners Liverpool in the last 16 of the Champions League. The La Liga giants had already secured their knockout berth before their 3-1 win over Club Brugge on Wednesday and can now turn their attention to the draw for the next stage, which takes place on Monday. Hans Vanaken cancelled out Rodrygo Goes' open...Full Story »

Zinedine Zidane praises Real Madrid’s professionalism

Posted Thursday, December 12, 2019 by PA53 hits

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane praised the professionalism of his players after a much-changed team won 3-1 at Brugge in their final Champions League group fixture.Los Blancos were already secure of qualification for the knockout stage behind Group A winners Paris St Germain, and have El Clasico on the horizon.Zidane opted to give rotate the side, with Brazilian teenagers Rodrygo and Vinicius...Full Story »

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