Actual Madrid are behind within the home league, and in bother within the Champions League. Now coach Zinedine Zidane (48) is underneath stress for the primary time.
After one other defeat towards Shakhtar Donetsk within the Champions League, Actual Madrid is in third place within the CL group, and should play a pure “ultimate” for promotion towards Borussia Mönchengladbach subsequent week. That match, along with the league matches towards Sevilla 4 days earlier than and Atletico Madrid three days after, could find yourself deciding the Frenchman’s future on the membership.
– There shall be three matches that may outline the season and the way forward for Zidane, says Viasat’s soccer knowledgeable Petter Veland.
The Frenchman has led Actual Madrid for 2 intervals. When he took over in 2016, he did the whole lot proper, main the capital giants from one peak to a different. There have been three straight triumphs within the Champions League, along with changing into league champions within the 2016/2017 season.
Now the story is totally totally different. Along with the Champions League bother, Actual Madrid already has six factors as much as Atletico Madrid within the league, with one sport extra performed.
– The Gladbach match is most essential, however throughout the subsequent three matches they’ll escape within the group stage within the Champions League for the primary time in historical past, and lose the chance to defend the league trophy with 99% certainty. Ought to these matches go awry, with Mauricio Pochettino free, the 2 components might make Actual Madrid suppose they should do one thing, says Veland.
Each Marca and AS, two main Spanish media, focus on Zidane’s future at present.
claims that if the unhealthy development continues, then Actual Madrid have seemed for 2 potential replacements. One is the aforementioned Pochettino, and the opposite is membership legend Raúl. However, they write that Actual Madrid at the moment don’t need to go to the acute step of firing Zidane.
It additionally shares that view. They write that Zidane’s place shouldn’t be into account and that the membership doesn’t doubt its French coach.
Zidane himself refuses to resign.
– No, completely not. I cannot resign, Zidane mentioned on the press convention after the loss towards Shakhtar on Tuesday.
Veland believes it might have been unfair if Zidane needed to go away the job, and factors to a number of components past his management.
– I believe it might be bloody unfair. He needs to be allowed to take a seat out the season. Not just for the whole lot he has executed earlier than, but in addition for the selection the membership made this spring to not spend cash this summer time. They haven’t been in a position to reinforce or usher in new forces. They already look mentally drained. It isn’t Zidane’s fault, says Veland.