Zinedine Zidane says he will bring back an exciting style of play to Real Madrid after being appointed as first team manager.
The Frenchman was unveiled as the new boss at a press conference on Tuesday afternoon after the sacking on Rafa Benitez.
Benitez lasted only seven months in the job and throughout that time there were plenty of issues working against him, and in particular the fact that many people thought his tactics were too defensive for a club like Real Madrid.
Speaking to reporters, Zidane said he was excited about his new challenge and would be doing all he can to lead the club to success.
“I want to bring the exciting game that this club has always had. The important thing is to play football and my job will be based on playing from the back, progressing in to the opposition half quickly and having possession of the ball. I would be happy to win everything. Our objective is to win, we’ve got two trophies that we can win and we’re going to try until the end of the year,” he stated.
Asked if he had a message for the fans, he added: “We’re going to try to excite the fans like always. The fans here know their football and we’re going to try to do everything to make them happy and proud of us.”
With the club so closely associated with success in Europe, Zidane was also quizzed on this season’s Champions League and whether he thought Los Blancos could go all the way.
“Winning it is fundamental for this club. We’re in the round of 16 and it’s always been the objective to win the Champions League, and it always will be. When you put this shirt on everything is possible, any objective can be real,” he commented.