Zinedine Zidane Proclaims Having The Real Madrid ‘DNA’
Zidane proclaimed that he has the Real Madrid ‘DNA’ as he gears up to face Juventus in the Champions League final.
The Frenchman is yet to sign a contract extension – despite guiding Real to their first La Liga title since 2011-12.
“I have one more year on my contract but that doesn’t mean anything,” Zidane told reporters on Tuesday. “I want to be at this club but it depends on what you do on the field.”
“I think the club is happy with what we’re doing and I’m only interested in that. The future: Saturday and nothing else.
“I have the Real Madrid DNA, that’s for sure. It’s my home. Everyone has always been very affectionate towards me and I have always defended the values of this club.”
“I’ve experienced spectacular things with this club as a player, assistant coach and head coach. I’ll always be a Real Madrid fan because the club is my life.”
“I’m enjoying this moment because I know that one day it will end. I’m on top of my job and we’re close to doing something extraordinary, but I’m not thinking about of leaving an important mark in the history of the club. We work hard and that’s the spirit of this team.”
Zizou won the Champions League in his first attempt as coach, having lost in 1998 final playing for Juve against Real.
“When you lose a final it’s a horrible feeling but it’s part of football,” Zidane added. “I accept what football has given me. When I arrived at this club I had to win the Champions League and I got it with this white shirt. After we won the league it was something spectacular. I’m still feeling it and I’m very happy.”
“The most important thing is to always give 100 per cent. That’s how we have done things during the season, giving everything, with a lot of professionalism and we can be happy for what we have done until now. We have another final and we’ll try to do everything we can to win the match.”