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Zidane: "we must not despise Barcelona"

The coach of Real Madrid, The coach of Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane, reminded that he has "a contract" with the white club until 2022, but that "in football, you never know what will happen" and that's why he doesn't want to "talk about next year or the year after", adding that his work "will be finished one day" and that this time it will be "for real".

"I'm here, but nobody knows what's going to happen, so I don't talk about next year or the year after that. I have a contract and I like being here, but you never know what's going to happen in football.

That's why I'm calm about my situation, but in football, it changes from one day to the next. I'm enjoying it here and we'll see how long it lasts," Zidane told the press.

The coach said he felt "lucky to be here with these players and to be at this club". "That's why I enjoy my day-to-day life so much. This is going to end one day, as it did once before, but one day it's really going to happen.

That's why I'm only thinking about enjoying it now," he said, recalling his previous departure from the white bench two years ago.

"It's complicated because sometimes there's a lot of debate about a lot of things here, and I respect that, but I enjoy my passion for coaching the best and being at the best club in the world.

The rest I don't get to assess," said the Frenchman, who refused to put a mark on his work. "I'm just the way I am, I'm not going to get my chest out, that's not the way I am. This is football, nothing else," he added.

Respect for Barcelona

With regard to his team's last title win, Zidane said that "we mustn't underestimate this league because it's been very complicated, very difficult.

"We've fought to the end. Now we have to enjoy it, but out of respect for the football we have a game tomorrow," he said of the match against Leganes.

In this sense, he asked not to despise Barcelona. "When you look at the games Barcelona has played, they have only lost one game out of ten and won seven.

This is football. We made a great end to the season, but we must not despise what Barcelona did because it is not like that," he said.

On Benzema

Finally, the coach commented on the possibility of Benzema finishing the league as top scorer. "Of course I'd like to for Karim, but it doesn't mean anything.

He has done well and deserves to be the Pichichi of the League, but I will not decide until the end and tomorrow we will see how it ends," he concluded., reminded that he has "a contract"

with the white club until 2022, but that "in football, you never know what will happen" and that's why he doesn't want to "talk about next year or the year after", adding that his work "will be finished one day" and that this time it will be "for real".

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