Francisco Pavon: Zinedine Zidane 'still the ideal person for Real Madrid
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Francisco Pavon: Zinedine Zidane 'still the ideal person for Real Madrid

Defiant Zidane insists 'it hasn't all gone to s***' at Real Madrid Defiant Zidane insists 'it hasn't all gone to s***' at Real Madrid
Alejandro Castrejon | Enero 10, 2018, 18:57

"Who else is going to do it?"

Zidane said he has no interest in signing a striker in the January transfer window despite an injury to Karim Benzema.

That question has yet to be fully resolved but it won't be "Sparky", who was sacked last weekend as third-tier Coventry dumped Stoke out of the FA Cup.

Tuesday saw a "clear the air meeting" before training at Valdebebas, after which Zidane strongly defended his players and his own coaching methods at a feisty news conference, and Pavon told Radio Marca that the Frenchman's calmness in good and bad times meant he remained the best man for the job. The Portuguese is currently angling for a new contract having watched both Lionel Messi and Neymar bypass him as the best paid player in world football, but initial indications suggest that Real Madrid are unwilling to put up any more cash. You want to transmit that it's unlike it's ever been before. Nor now will he wish to erode the goodwill he has built up during Zidane's management.

Real may be off the pace in La Liga but they are still alive in the Copa del Rey, a competition they have won only twice in the last 25 years.

"I am not going to tell you what we spoke about, it was just one of these chats that teams have".

Ancelotti's case is a pertinent one. As some of the most influential artists of 15-17th centuries, the Flemish Masters ensured Flanders' position at the forefront of art movements such as Primitive, Renaissance and Baroque.

Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane insists everyone at the club is "in this together" as Los Blancos look to get their season back on track. The Flemish Masters of today are generating considerable excitement in fields as diverse as fashion, food, beer brewing and music.

"Sometimes a talk is necessary", Zidane said. "The talk was longer than usual, but that's it". I'm not someone who, when things are going wrong, will throw one or two into the s***. I believe in my squad, to the death.

Jose Mourinho said recently that £300 million was not enough to compete with Manchester City.

Holders Barcelona host Celta on Thursday after drawing 1-1 in the first leg at Balaidos last week.

In truth, Ronaldo has become something of a luxury for Real Madrid, although nobody at the club has had the gumption to admit as much.

The Real president is no stranger to the caprice of the managerial merry-go-round.

Zinedine Zidane's side fell further behind runaway La Liga leaders Barcelona after Maxi Gomez scored late on to claim a 2-2 draw for Celta Vigo on Sunday night. Jose Antonio Camacho memorably lasted three league games under Perez's regime in 2004 after suggesting the Galactico policy was fundamentally flawed.

"Kroos and Modric were playing right and left wing, so there was no relationship between those two". What started as a marriage of convenience two years ago has delivered more than either could have imagined and a June divorce would be the biggest mistake of Perez's second coming.