I would not be shocked if membership sacked me

Zinedine Zidane has mentioned it would not shock him if he was sacked ought to Actual Madrid crash out of the Champions League.

Madrid have to beat Group B leaders Borussia Monchengladbach on the Alfredo di Stefano stadium on Wednesday to ensure qualifying for the spherical of 16, though a draw could be sufficient if Inter Milan beat Shakhtar Donetsk.

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The Spanish giants have no means did not get out of the Champions League group stage within the competitors’s historical past.

“No. The membership will do what it has to do, as all the time,” Zidane mentioned in his prematch information convention, when requested if he’d be shocked to lose his job if that document is damaged.

“I’m not desirous about that, I am desirous about tomorrow’s sport. The membership will do issues because it all the time has. I do not take into consideration that, actually.”

Zidane’s Champions League document is unmatched, profitable the competitors an unprecedented three consecutive instances in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Final 12 months’s European marketing campaign ended with a disappointing defeat to Manchester Metropolis in August, whereas this season has seen two group stage losses to Shakhtar.

Domestically, Madrid received La Liga final season, however they’ve already been overwhelmed Cadiz, Valencia and Alaves this time period.

“No. The previous occurred,” Zidane mentioned, when requested if the primary sacking of his profession would damage, given his previous achievements. “The essential factor is the current and the long run. What occurs, occurs.”

Madrid’s gamers — particularly the group’s skilled core — have been vocal of their backing for the French coach.

“What are you able to say about Zidane and the historical past he has made at this membership,” midfielder Casemiro mentioned on Tuesday. “You do not realise what he is completed and what he is doing. This 12 months is a wierd 12 months, not only for Actual Madrid, plenty of groups are having ups and downs… All the squad are 100% with the boss.”

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