According to Marca, Real Madrid did not appreciate Zinedine Zidane’s criticism published in an open letter to As on Monday. The club regrets the lack of self-criticism of its former coach.
Real Madrid discovered with surprise the front page of the daily As on Monday. Zinedine Zidane appeared on it behind this statement, “I’m leaving because the club didn’t give me the confidence I needed”. The coach issued a long open letter explaining the reasons for his departure and regretting the club’s lack of support for him. He admits to having been hurt by messages “intentionally leaked to the media”, in particular to threaten his future in the event of a poor performance in the following match.
The club has not yet reacted publicly but has made its position known through the media singled out by Zidane. Thus, Marca, one of the two powerful Madrid sports newspapers, is making his mouthpiece this Tuesday morning by ensuring that Real considers the exit of Zidane “excessive and inappropriate”, without wanting to come into conflict with their former coach , legend of the club as a player, then a coach.
Madrid regret Zidane’s lack of self-criticism
Madrid leaders have analyzed the letter in detail and regret the lack of self-criticism of the French technician. They would also blame him for his management of certain players on whom he had little counted before sending them on loan like Luka Jovic or Martin Odegaard. The lack of support denounced by Zidane would also be badly perceived internally where some would believe that it is the French who has turned his back on many people with his decisions.
The newspaper concludes in the form of settling of scores by recalling that two of Zidane’s sons evolve in the lower categories of Real, Theo and Elyaz. The first was even promoted to the first team under the orders of his father, recalls Marca who, by this last remark, seems to diffuse his own bitterness and that of the club.