Zinedine Zidane, during a game


Zinedine Zidane: "Guardiola is the best coach in the world"

Published:21/12/2019 - 14:23h

Updated:21/12/2019 - 14:23h

In the press conference prior to the match facing Real Madrid and Athletic Club, Zinedine Zidane praised Pep Guardiola, his next opponent in the Champions League

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The Real Madrid will play the last party of LaLiga Santander in 2019 in Santiago Bernabéu, against the Athletic Club of Bilbao, this Sunday to the 21:00 hours (peninsular schedule Spanish). As it is usual, Zinedine Zidane, technical madridista, appeared in front of the media the day before to analyse the meeting and speak on other subjects that surround the white actuality.

One of them was his duel with Pep Guardiola, technician of the Manchester City, in eighth of final of the Champions League. "It will be special to confront me to him. I played many times against him. It respected it like player and like trainer, I think that is the best trainer of the world. It has showed it during all his career and clear that likes me confront me to his team", said the French.

Besides, the journalists insisted with the subject of the VAR by the controversial actions of the Classical, in which they demanded two penaltis to Raphael Varane. "At the end, the past is past. The VAR is important. It is the technology, is a plus for the football, but clear that can improve . All the world wants that it improve and like this will do surely. Each one in his life can fail", commented.

"I do not think that it arrive until the 60-70 years training"

Faithful to his moderate tone, Zidane did not want to throw firewood to the fire and limited to reiterate that all can improve. "Each one has a lot of margin of improvement. I also. I say the of the VAR because we always can improve the things. Also I can you say that until as player, left the football with 34 years and until the last day was improving things. I think that if one thinks like this, goes to be the hostia... Each one in his paper", sentenced, on the subject.

The technician madridista also ensured that LaLiga is the priority of the team, since it marks the regularity. "For us the priority is the day to to day. It is LaLiga because it is the day in day out ,but is to litigate the things to the end. For us the important is to work well each day. Lately we are working very well and go to be followed like this the next year", affirmed.

Also it denied that to his team was missing him goal or offensive power. "No, to answer you clearly. The other day it was missing us the goal, but in this party in concrete. We have goal. It is clear that there is a margin of improvement, but only was a party in concrete", said, ensuring that only it was a concrete situation of the Classical.

Zidane also commented the duel against the Athletic Club. "Another party, another difficulty. It is a rival that is doing it very well. They are doing a phenomenal season, but know the party that expects us morning. We know what have to do and think that are prepared to do a good party. We will put all our energy knowing that it will be our last party of the year", aimed.

The future of Zidane

The technician madridista also spoke on the future of his career. "It will depend on what seats. I am an atypical trainer, different. They spoke a lot when I went me of here, but to me what interests me is the day in day out, how am with the people that works with me and in a future will see. I do not think that it arrive until the 60-70 years training", concluded.

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