Zinedine Zidane's Future At Real Madrid In Doubt After He Mentions Sir Alex Ferguson In Post-Match Press Conference
Zinedine Zidane's future at Los Blancos looks more and more uncertain by the day after he said he'll "never be the Alex Ferguson of Real Madrid" following his side's 2-0 win over Borussia Mönchengladbach.
The Spanish side delivered when it mattered most on Wednesday night.
Going into the crucial Group B game against Marco Rose's side, Madrid needed to pick up a result to qualify for the Champions League knockout stages - and they did just that.
Karim Benzema, like he has done so often down the years, scored two important goals to secure a dominant 2-0 win against the Bundesliga side, who also qualified after Shakhtar Donetsk could only draw against Inter Milan.
Despite helping the Spanish side reach the knockout stages, though, Zidane's future remains in doubt after a stuttering start to the season.
And those doubts were heightened even more when the Frenchman referenced Sir Alex Ferguson, who spent more than 20 years at Old Trafford, when touching upon his future at the Bernabeu.
"I am never going to be Madrid's [Sir Alex] Ferguson, that's for sure," he told reporters.
"I don't know how long I am going to stay here, I don't think about it.
"I am very lucky to be at this club and I like being happy even in the most difficult times. I have lived in Spain, in Madrid for a long time and I want to carry on a while longer.
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"Madrid come through under pressure, without pressure ... well, that doesn't exist here. We cannot play well all the time.
Zidane went on to praise his Los Blancos side for their efforts against Gladbach.
"We read the game very well, because [Gladbach] are an opponent who can make you pay in the transition and we played spectacularly well.
"I won't tell you what I said to the players, but all of Madrid can be proud of what they did today on the field.
"We played a spectacular game from the first minute to the last. We interpreted the game very well, I think it was the most complete performance of the season.
"We don't just play well under pressure, we have played well in other games too but it's true that this team has this ability to come into their own when the going gets tough.
"I've been a player and it's impossible to play like this all the time. We try to but sometimes it doesn't come off. I'm very happy for the players, because they are the most important members of this squad."
"It was fundamental that we finished first, it's the first time that has happened since I've been coach."
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