Recalling his love for Italy and Juventus, Zinédine Zidane warned the Madrid media which deem this declaration worrying for the future of the French coach at Real Madrid.
A friendly chat between former teammates can sometimes mean a lot. Asked by Alessandro Del Piero on Tuesday, Zinédine Zidane left himself with some confidences that agitated the Madrid press, this Wednesday the day after Real’s victory against Liverpool (3-1) in the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League. The two former Juventus players talked a bit about the good old days and the current Real Madrid coach took the opportunity to remind people of his attachment to Italy and the Old Lady. Without sweeping away the possibility of sitting down one day on the bench of Juve.
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“Who do I miss the most between Juventus and Del Piero? 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. A return to Juve? Currently, I’m here (at Real), we’ll see. “
One year from the end of his contract with Real, his words find a particular echo since Zizou regularly rejects questions about his future. The Madrid daily As bounced back, this Wednesday morning, on “the disturbing message” from the French coach, recalling his five years as a player with the bianconero jersey. For Marca, Zidane “again casts doubt on his future at Real Madrid” with this statement. After praising his choices, the show El Chiringuito also bounced back on Zidane’s comments.
These are also widely commented on in Italy where the future of Andrea Pirlo seems in danger. Appointed at the start of the season on the bench of Juve, the former midfielder is going through a very complicated year with an elimination in the round of 16 of the Champions League and a title that escapes in Serie A.