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‘I’m not giving up,’ says ‘angry’ Zidane

Zinedine Zidane said he was angry and asked for respect for himself and his struggling team on Friday in the face of continued speculation about his future, insisting he was not going to leave.

Real lost at home to Levante last weekend and travel to last-place Huesca on Saturday third in the table and 10 points behind leaders Atletico Madrid.

The normally guarded Real Madrid coach became visibly angry as he spoke at his first press conference since returning following a positive Covid-19 test.

He said he was upset by renewed media reports that he is on the way out.

I’m not happy, I’m angry, yes, because I don’t think I deserve this,” said Zidane.

“One day I’m out or a bit in, then the next day, if we draw or lose, I’m out,” he said.

I’m very fortunate to be here and I’m going to make the most of it until my final day. Just because people want me to give up, it doesn’t mean I will, and the players won’t either,” he said.

“There’s talk about a difficult situation and we haven’t been fantastic lately but we’re eager to turn our fortunes around.


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