No signings? Zidane is happy with Real Madrid's squad

Annette Crawford
January 9, 2018

Boss Zinedine Zidane, who was unable to explain his side's dip in form following the draw - has now been forced to hold a team meeting on Tuesday morning to discuss the future, performances and situation of the club.

Some local pundits have called for a freshening up of a team that won seven trophies in 2017, including the La Liga and Champions League double, but has looked mentally and physically exhausted through recent months. "I'm not afraid. I'm tooled up for that. I don't think beyond that", Zidane said in a statement. I always believe in that. I'm aware I have great champions in front of me who listen to me. We will see until the 31st. Why?

The Frenchman, his coaching staff and players are said to have agreed on a solution to their struggles and are now focusing on the upcoming fixtures. As the season gets worse for Madrid, the chances of Zidane losing his job increase directly.

"I say to myself, "if I've got 10 days left here, then I'm going to live those 10 days to the max; if it's six months, I'll live those six months to the max". If it's six months, do those six months to the max. I don't talk if I don't think it's necessary. "I know I won't stay [in the job] for 10 years", Zidane reckoned.

The 45-year-old said that all he achieved as a player, including the World Cup, European Championship, Champions League, La Liga titles and the 1998 Ballon d'Or, was no longer relevant when his coaching ability was being considered.

France World Cup victor Christophe Dugarry admits concerns over the form of Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane. "That Zidane doesn't exist anymore".

Zidane again made clear that he did not want any "quick-fixes" in the January transfer window, and that any changes to be made - including with the coach - should be considered at the end of the season.

"I'm not protected by what I've done as a player at this club".

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