Zinedine Zidane not worried about Real Madrid future

Zidane not worried about Real future
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Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane insists that he is not worried about his future at the club despite speculation linking him with a departure from the Bernabeu.

Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane has stressed that he is not worried about his future at the club.

The Frenchman is under pressure at the Bernabeu, with Los Blancos currently 17 points behind Barcelona in the La Liga table and having been knocked out of the Copa del Rey to Leganes.

Numerous reports have claimed that the continuation of Zidane's tenure at Real now rests on whether the Spanish giants can overcome Paris Saint-Germain in the last 16 of the Champions League.

Zidane, who became the first coach in the Champions League era to successfully defend the trophy last year while guiding Real to the La Liga title, has however claimed that he is not concerned about his position.

Speaking ahead of Wednesday's first leg in Madrid, the 45-year-old told Sky Sports News: "Right now I'm not thinking about my future, I'm only thinking about the game as it's the only thing we can control so we're focusing on preparing for the game and we'll see what happens.

"Every game and every training session is important to me but my future is not important. I'm very happy about playing these types of games. Today there's no pressure in particular, we've prepared the game in the same way we always do. There will always be pressure here, it's something habitual, but I'm going to keep enjoying myself."

Real have won the Champions League three times in the last four years, twice beating city rivals Atletico Madrid in the final and overcoming Juventus last term.

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Zinedine Zidane watches on during the Copa del Rey game between Real Madrid and Leganes on January 24, 2018
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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona25205068125665
2Atletico MadridAtletico2516813692756
3Real Madrid25156462273551
4Valencia25154649292049
5Villarreal2512583629741
6Sevilla2512493135-440
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8EibarEibar25105103238-635
9GironaGirona259793536-134
10Getafe258982922733
11Real Betis24103114150-933
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13Leganes2586112128-730
14Real Sociedad2585124747029
15Espanyol2561092232-1028
16AlavesAlaves2591152237-1528
17Levante24311102138-1720
18Las PalmasLas Palmas2554161852-3419
19Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo2546152453-2918
20Malaga2534181640-2413
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