After his departure at the end of last season, former French coach Zinedine Zidane decided to open his heart and listed the reasons for his departure from the team that starred with him as a player and coach and led him to continental glory.
Today, Monday, Zizou was keen to send a special message to the fans of the “royal” via the Spanish newspaper ” AS ” (AS), in which he revealed the motives for his insistence not to continue in the coming period.
Zidane clarified – in his message – certain points between them: that he did not escape from the team and did not jump from the boat after the zero season, but the club does not give him the confidence that helps him to continue his work and achieve successes.
He explained, “When I agreed in March 2019 to return to Real Madrid training after a break of about 8 months, it was because President Florentino Perez spoke to me, but also because I saw the desire to come back in your eyes every day, when I met one of you on the street, I felt support and desire. Seeing myself again with the team, I tried to convey Real Madrid’s values in everything I did, I tried to be an example, spending 20 years in Madrid was the most beautiful thing that happened to me in my life, and I know that I owe everything exclusively to Perez who bet on me. In 2001 and he fought for me, to make me be here and take charge of the team while there were some against me, and I say with all my heart I will always be forever grateful to the president for that.”
He continued, “I decided to leave, but I did not jump off the boat or get tired of training, in May 2018 I left because after two and a half years with so many victories and titles I felt that the team needed a new change to stay at the top. Today things are different, I will leave because I feel that The club no longer gives me the confidence I need, it does not support me to build something in the medium or long term.I know football and the demands of a team like Madrid, and I know that when you don’t win you have to leave, but here something very important has been forgotten. What I built was forgotten, what I contributed to the relationship with the players, with 150 people working with and around the team, I was born a winner and I was here to reap the rewards, but there is what is beyond that, there are people, emotions and life, and I have a feeling that these things are not being evaluated. Somehow, what happened was I was reprimanded.
And continuedI want to respect what we did together, I wish my relationship with the club and the president was a little different from that of the other coaches, today the life of a coach on the bench in a great club is two seasons, not much more than that, and in order to last longer, human relations are necessary. More important than money, more important than fame, and more important than everything, you have to take into account these things, that’s why I feel so painful when I read in the press, after losing, that they will kick me out of Real Madrid if I don’t win the next match, these words offended me and the whole team. Because these messages were deliberately leaked to the media and created negative interference with the club’s staff, and aroused suspicion and misunderstanding, it is good that I have some wonderful boys (players) who were with me to death, and when things got worse they saved me with great victories, because they believed in me and knew that I believed in them. Of course, I am not the best coach in the world, but I can give everyone the strength and confidence they need in their work, and I canI assure you that we gave 100% of ourselves to the club.”
“I would like to send a message to the journalists: I wish the questions were not always directed towards controversy, that we were talking a lot about the ball and above all about the players, who will always be the most important in this game, let’s not forget about football, let’s take care of football,” Zidane concluded. “.