Zinedine Zidane: We want to make the fans happy again

Zinedine Zidane: We want to make the fans happy again


Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane says the players are aware that they need to work hard to win back the fans after a disappointing season so far.

Los Blancos trail Barcelona by 12 points in La Liga and there have been plenty of disapproving voices at games in recent weeks as Real have struggled to hit the heights. The 10-time Champions League winners did win midweek against Levante but there are still plenty of unhappy fans following last weekend’s meek surrender to Atletico de Madrid.

Speaking to reporters ahead of the match at Celta Vigo, Zidane called on his players to put on a great display and make the fans happy.

“We want the love and support of the fans and we’ll give everything for them because they are so important to us. It’s a game in which we must give everything and play as best we can on the pitch as a team,” he said.

Asked how he is handling the adjustment from Real Madrid Castilla boss to being in charge of the biggest club in the world, Zidane said: “I always keep smiling. It is not nice for anyone to lose, however I’m not going to deviate from my objective, which is the work we have in front of us, and that will take time. If we lose a game it is a catastrophe, but it’s nothing new because I have already lived it as a player. I can cope with it and we will work hard together. I believe in what we’re doing.

“There is sometimes a bit of stress, but as I am happy with what I’m doing the stress is not a bad thing. Before signing you know what to expect, but the important thing is to believe in what you’re doing, and this is how we will move forward.”