The Frenchman admitted that he was 'not the best tactician' when questioned at a press conference on Tuesday, but insisted that his other attributes are far more important.
Los Blancos are currently gearing up for Saturday's Champions League final in Kiev, where victory over Liverpool would see them win the European Cup for the third year in succession.
"I may not be the best tactician, but I have other qualities," Marca quotes Zidane as saying. "Motivation and passion are values that I have, and that is worth a lot more. I do not believe I am not strong tactically, because you (the press) do that for me!
"Having talent is not enough, as if you do not work hard you do not win anything. This dressing room has talent, and hard work, and with the two together you can achieve a lot.
"You can win things sometimes, if the dressing room is not good. But to win consistently they must get on well, and this dressing room is like that, very good, very united, they work very well."
Zidane has won 103 of his 148 matches in charge of Madrid's first team.