In response to compliments from his former teammate Alessandro Del Piero, Zinedine Zidane left the door open for a return to Juventus on Tuesday after Real Madrid’s victory against Liverpool (3-1) in the quarter-final first leg of the League champions.
Despite the absence of its two holders in defense (Varane positive for coronavirus and Ramos, injured), Real Madrid won against Liverpool (3-1) in the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League on Tuesday. A victory that bears the seal of Zinedine Zidane, according to Alessandro Del Piero, former teammate of Real Madrid coach at Juventus. Now a consultant on Sky Sport Italia, the former playmaker praised the work of the French technician to the point of predicting an even brighter future on the bench than on the field.
“We have been playing for many years together, I have to continue, Zidane replied to explain his successes with Real. I like what I do, but it’s hard to do better. I have the team to do it. . “
“Juve? Currently I’m at Real, we’ll see.”
Italian journalists then asked Zidane what he misses most between Del Piero and Juventus. “Both, Italy is in my heart, replied Zizou. I spent five years in Turin (1996-2001), Juve has always been important to me and Alex too, because we played together.” Relaunched on a possibility of joining Juventus, Zidane left in doubt: “Currently, I’m here (at Real), we’ll see.”
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In the meantime, Del Piero sees Zidane as the kind of coach ready to sit on the Old Lady’s bench. “He adopted a mentality which is that of Juve: always give your best in every game, when you win you already think about the next one and when you lose it’s a big problem, he said. confided in a long tirade of praise. It’s a bit like what you also experience in Madrid, where you can’t go a year without winning the league, the Champions League or the Copa del Rey. If you don’t win than the Copa del Rey, it almost becomes a failed season. “
Under contract until 2022 with Real, Zidane regularly pushes questions about his future. Despite this uncertainty, its president, Florentino Perez, repeats that he is still counting on his coach for next season. But a position could open on the bench of Juventus at the end of a failed season. Eliminated by Porto in the round of 16 of the Champions League, the Bianconeri will also drop the Serie A title. Appointed coach at the start of the season, Andrea Pirlo is in the hot seat.