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Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is “not thinking about his future” earlier than Wednesday’s Champions League last-16 first leg in opposition to Paris St-Germain.
Last season Real grew to become the primary staff to retain the Champions League and gained La Liga for the primary time since 2012.
This time period they’re already out of the Copa del Rey and fourth in La Liga, 17 factors behind leaders Barcelona.
“There will always be pressure here, it’s something habitual, but I’m going to keep enjoying myself,” stated Zidane.
Real warmed up for the sport on the Bernabeu with a 5-2 win in opposition to Real Sociedad, Cristiano Ronaldo scoring a hat-trick.
“Right now I’m not thinking about my future,” stated Zidane, who succeeded Rafael Benitez as supervisor in January 2016.
“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.”
Real and Brazil left-back Marcelo has backed his supervisor, saying the gamers “believe” within the Frenchman.
“He’s a great coach. It’s true we’re not in the situation we want to be but he’s doing everything to get us back to where we were,” stated Marcelo.
“He’s very patient, he believes in his work and we believe in him and his work.”
PSG’s squad is the second most costly based on the CIES Football Observatory (behind Manchester City) and contains the world’s most costly participant, £200m ahead Neymar.
The Brazilian will come up in opposition to the present Ballon d’Or winner and all-time Champions League high scorer Ronaldo.
“We are talking about two great players, but tomorrow is a Real Madrid-PSG, not a Neymar against Cristiano,” Zidane added.
“We do not want to see a duel between them but between Real Madrid and PSG. ”
- The head-to-head report between Real Madrid and PSG is 2 wins every and two attracts.
- Under Zidane, Real Madrid have gained 10 of their 14 Champions League knockout video games and gained all six of their video games on the Bernabeu.
- Real are enjoying within the Champions League for the 21st consecutive season, the longest run within the historical past of the competitors.
- Real have reached the semi-finals in every of the previous seven Champions League campaigns.
- PSG haven’t progressed additional than the quarter-finals previously 5 Champions League seasons.
- The Ligue 1 aspect’s greatest efficiency up to now is a semi-final in 1994-95 once they had been eradicated by AC Milan.
- PSG have misplaced 4 of their previous six away video games within the Champions League knockout phases.
- PSG scored a report 25 targets on this season’s group phases.
- All-time high scorer Ronaldo has netted 19 targets in his previous 11 video games within the competitors, together with in each single recreation this season.
- If he performs, this will likely be Gareth Bale’s 50th Champions League recreation. He would change into the second Welsh participant to succeed in that landmark after ex-Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs.