Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Zidane ahead of the Spurs game: 'I work best under the pressure'

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane doesn’t think that the current bad results are affecting him.

“In many ways I like this situation,” Zidane told journalists ahead of Real’s upcoming Champions League game against Tottenham.

The Merengues Coach has not enjoyed a strong start to the season, losing two games and drawing as many in ten Liga fixtures, and having to settle for a draw with Tottenham in the last round of Champions League games.

Yet the former Real player claimed that he worked better in such circumstances: “It’s a good feeling to have the motivation of a big match to return to winning ways, it inspires me and when things are toughest, you need a big challenge to come back stronger – it’s when I work best.

“Some people believe a defeat means we are weakest but is the exact opposite, we are working harder than ever at coming back stronger against a great opponent.”

The Frenchman had something else to say about this weekend’s 2-1 loss to Girona.

“Was Girona my worst match as manager? I don’t think so, that’s an overreaction and you must remember we went a goal up but could not take advantage of that, but we must bounce back.

“It’s important for us not to think too much about that and move on, to think of the match against Spurs and give all we can to that match to win.