Zidane admits Real Madrid sack imminent - FCNaija

La Liga By: Linus Onyeze | 25/01/2018

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has admitted he runs the risk of being sacked after he oversaw another poor performance that saw them suffer an embarrassing Copa del Rey exit.

Zidane's Real Madrid team failed to muster a single shot on target in the first half against Leganes on Wednesday night, and lost 2-1 on the night crashing out 2-2 on away goals.

That defeat is the latest in a string of below-par performances by Madrid, who trail Barcelona by 19 points in La Liga — and they face an uphill task of winning the league this season.

The Champions League appears to be their best chance of winning silverware this season — but Zidane admits his fate will be decided by the two-legged showdown with the French giants.

“Of course. That is really clear,” Zidane said when asked if his job was on the line. “I am responsible for this, I'm the coach.

“So I must find solutions. I must take on the situation. I will keep always fighting, keep working, try and look for things to make the team better. Nothing more.

“I don't regret leaving out players. Some players needed to rest. On paper this was a competitive team, then in the first half no, we did not compete.”