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Zinedine Zidane Claims Real Madrid Would Be Better Without Him But Refuses to Comment on Future

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Zinedine Zidane has refused to be drawn on his future ahead of the final game of the season
Zinedine Zidane has refused to be drawn on his future ahead of the final game of the season / Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images
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Zinedine Zidane admitted Real Madrid could be better off without him, but refused to be drawn into a discussion on his future ahead of his side's final LaLiga game of the season against Villarreal.

Madrid are two points behind Atletico Madrid heading into the final day, and have a chance to get their hands on the trophy should Diego Simeone's men fail to beat Valladolid. Zidane has come under heavy criticism this season, but brushed aside questions about his future, insisting his only focus was on toppling visitors Villarreal.

“We’re going to leave everything on the field and we’re going to try,” the Frenchman said. "For us the only thing on our minds is the game. We play tomorrow and now isn't the time to talk about it. All my energy is focused on tomorrow.

"They’re [Villarreal] level on points with Real Betis in sixth and one behind Real Sociedad in fifth, and also have the distraction of the Europa League final with Manchester United coming up this Wednesday. It's been a tough campaign but we are excited by the chance of being able to win LaLiga.

"It's not important if I am here or someone else is, the important thing is the team and what we want to achieve. I appreciate the support of the fans, also when I played. I think that I’ve always given everything for Real Madrid because it’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me. Playing here. It’s been almost 20 years."


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