Löw tipped to take over as coach if Zidane sacked — Real Madrid

Ross Houston
January 13, 2018

But Zidane, despite his team's struggles, insists: "I do not need anyone". "It's easy to say that everything is wrong, but it's not all bad here".

"It is great to speak in a negative way about Real Madrid as it sells better".

Madrid were beaten 3-0 by Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu in December, with Spanish media saying the reigning Spanish and European champions are in crisis.

Spain football chief Hierro said, "We have to be sensible".

"The positive thing is that we are still alive in all competitions".

"You can analyse it however you like and say we are in a time of crisis".

Los Blancos also finished second in their Champions League group behind Tottenham and drew 2-2 with lower league Numancia in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday night. Perhaps the opportunity has come a bit too early for the big ego...

Its next league game is on Saturday against sixth-place Villarreal.

"Zidane has preferred to not anticipate risks and has bypassed any uncomfortable diagnosis, no matter how obvious", it said. "We will do that by winning matches". It may have been a second string side Zidane put out but once again, as is seemingly becoming a habit, results are not going the way he wants and the expectant club hierarchy expect."It was a hard match".

Zidane, who this week confirmed he has renewed his contract with Madrid until 2020, said he was not anxious about the team being jeered by fans at the Bernabeu, but made a plea for their support. Although Hazard only has a contract until 2020, he recently rejected two contract extension offers by Chelsea even though they promised to make him the highest paid player in the Premier League. "I don't want anybody, I don't want anything", Zidane told a news conference on Tuesday. "There are moments in the season that are hard, but everything is in front of us and we will see what happens between now and the end of the season".

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