Particularly bitter, Zinedine Zidane returned in a letter published by AS on the reasons for his departure from Real Madrid.
Zinedine Zidane probably had to do violence to himself. Hardly at ease when it comes to revealing his feelings, the French technician engaged in an unusual exercise in a letter published on Monday in the columns of AS. The opportunity for the 1998 world champion to explain the reasons for his (new) departure from the Real Madrid, one year from the end of his contract. The bitterness is obvious and the Marseillais does not hesitate to scratch his leaders, President Florentino Perez in the lead.
“Spending twenty years in Madrid was the most beautiful thing that has ever happened to me and I owe it to Florentino Pérez”, he certainly takes care to specify in the preamble. But this second passage on the bench of Real, carried out “Because President Florentino Pérez asked me, of course, but also because you told me every day”, was clearly painful for the French technician.
“I’m going, but I’m not jumping off the boat and I’m not tired of training. In May 2018, I left because after two and a half years with so many victories and so many trophies, I felt that the team needed a new speech to stay on top. Today things are different. I’m leaving because I have the impression that the club no longer gives me the confidence I need, it does not offer me the support to build something in the medium or long term, he sums up to justify his departure. I know football and I know the requirements of a club like Real Madrid, I know that when you don’t win, you have to go. ”
I wasn’t asking for privileges but …
And Zinedine Zidane to expose his regrets. “But one very important thing has been forgotten, everything that I have built on a daily basis has been erased, as well as what I have brought in the relationship with the players, with the 150 people who work with and around the team, he continues. I was born a winner and I was here to win trophies, but beyond that is the human beings, the emotions, the life and I feel that these things were not valued, and that it was not understood that the dynamics of a big club are maintained like that. Even, in a way, I was criticized. “
The Frenchman is more precise in his criticisms, in particular with regard to Florentino Perez, pointing the finger at the attitude of the president of Madrid. “I want to respect what we have done together. I would have liked my relationship with the club and with the president in recent months to be a little different from that of other coaches, he adds again. I wasn’t asking for privileges, of course not, but a little more memory. Today, the life of a coach on the bench of a big club is two seasons, not much more. To make it last longer, human relationships are essential, they are more important than money, more important than fame, more important than anything. You have to take care of it. “ The message has the merit of being clear.
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