Beaten by Shakhtar Donetsk (2-0) on Tuesday, Real Madrid has complicated the task in the Champions League. If a victory against Borussia Monchengladbach next week is enough to reach the Round of 16, Florentino Pérez has more and more doubts about Zinedine Zidane’s ability to lead his group.
Unplayable in the Champions League during the first passage of Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid has clearly entered the rankings. So much so that an elimination from the first round of the 2020-2021 edition hangs in the face of the players of the Spanish capital, especially after the new defeat on the field of Shakhtar Donetsk (2-0), Tuesday, on the occasion of the 5th day. An embarrassing result that logically puts the French coach in difficulty.
Pérez has doubts about Zidane
According to El Mundo, Florentino Pérez is seriously thinking about unloading his coach. Disappointed by the Merengue’s performance, the president of the White House feels the Marseillais is less and less capable of leading a group in which many executives are reaching the end of their careers. In any case, he will not have to count on a new resignation from the 1998 world champion. “Resign? Not at all, I’m not going to resign at all. We’ve had difficult moments in the past, there will always be difficult moments. It’s a bad series of results but we must continue”. The 48-year-old man was relativized in front of the press. It must be said that if the Madrid performance was completely unsuccessful, Karim Benzema’s partners are still very much alive.
Less than ten days to restore order
A victory against Borussia Mönchengladbach next Wednesday would secure Real a place in the Round of 16. It wouldn’t be an end in itself, but the main thing would be assured. Also, Zidane and his troops approach a ten perilous ten which could weigh heavily in the balance. In addition to the possibility of escaping in C1, the Casa Blanca has the opportunity to make up the cherry against Sevilla FC on Saturday and Atletico Madrid in ten days time in La Liga. Three crucial matches that could dictate Zizou’s future. Just in case, a certain Mauricio Pochettino is already ready to take over…
Resign? Not at all
In Spain, there are many rumours that Madrid coach Zinédine Zidane is in great danger. But for his part, the French technician refuses to think of a start.
“Resign? Not at all, I’m not going to resign at all. We’ve had difficult moments in the past, there will always be difficult moments. It’s a bad series of results but we have to keep going,” insisted the Merengue coach at a press conference.
With Inter Milan’s 3-2 victory over Borussia Mönchengladbach, Real will still have their fate in their own hands when they host the German club next Wednesday.