Real Madrid Boss, Zidane denies reports of internal rift with board

Real Madrid Manager, Zinedine Zidane has stated that reports making the rounds that there is an internal rift among the Madrid board that involves him are untrue.

The Spanish La Liga Champions are trailing League leaders, Barcelona by 19 points in January and Zidane, who is typically expected to be urgent about bringing in new signings to help Los Blancos finish the season on a high note has expressed in a previous interview that his squad is good enough for him.

There were reports linking Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper, Kepa Arrizabalaga with the Spanish Capital club but the target has now extended his contract with Bilbao.

These and some other disagreements are believed to be the cause of misunderstandings between the two-time UEFA Champions League winning coach and the Madrid board.

The French Manager said he is focused on his squad to finish the season excellently. In his words, while speaking with The Express: “I said the other day that if the strategy of the club wants it, then all players can come in June, but my idea for the club, and we’re working together is not to change things at the moment and that’s all”

“It bothers me a little when I hear comments saying that I’ve ‘won the battle’. My main worry is my players and what they do at Real Madrid; the rest isn’t my business and doesn’t affect me. You know how it is, I face [the media], explain to you my way of thinking.”

“The important thing is my philosophy in that I’m with my players – they’re the important ones, the ones here.”

Madrid will be playing the second leg of their Copa del Rey encounter with Leganes on Wednesday evening and they have a 1-0 aggregate lead.

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