Farewell to Zidane in the Real
Madrid, although expected, it has ended up not being all the cordial that at first it seemed. The Frenchman is a myth of Madridismo and, as such, has a shield superior to the rest but with his letter to the newspaper As, he has made it clear that the relationship between the president and himself has been eroding in a very evident way.
In this way, the coach has wanted to make it clear in some points of his letter in which he emphasizes the gratitude to the president but his bad manners in depending on what aspects.
“I am leaving because I feel that the club no longer gives me the confidence I need”
In this section, the Frenchman begins by assuring that he has lacked support from the club to carry out that project in the “medium / long term” that he planned to do with his return in 2019 when, in summer, he signed Mendy, Hazard or Jovic among others.
“I am a born winner and I was here to conquer trophies, but beyond this there are human beings”
But beyond sports results, which shows Zidane with his words is that he has felt hurt in the deal. He thinks that his more human aspect has not been valued, which is one of the keys to his successes as a coach. Knowing how to manage a squad like Real Madrid full of egos and big names in football.
“I would have liked my relationship with the club and with the president in recent months to have been a little different from that of other coaches.”
Zidane believes that after all that he has lived with Florentino Pérez, who was the one who brought him to the Real
Madrid, he deserved another kind of relationship with the president.
“It hurt a lot when I read in the press, after a loss, that they were going to kick me out if I didn’t win the next game. It hurt me and the whole team because these messages were intentionally leaked to the media.”
The leaks to the press, a constant with Florentino’s direction in the Real
Madrid, has been another of the key aspects in the breakdown of the relationship between president and coach. The French have been hurt, as he points out, by everything that has been said and reported because he knows the club perfectly and knows that this information is directed and intentionally published.
“Good thing I had some wonderful boys who were to death with me. When things got ugly they saved me with great victories.”
The French coach has always backed his players and his players have always backed Zidane.