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Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane: PSG game is not a final for me

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane: PSG game is not a final for me
From ESPN - February 13, 2018

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has said he does not see Wednesday's Champions League first leg against Paris Saint-Germain as a "final" in which his reputation and job are on the line.

Madrid take on PSG at the Bernabeu with the Champions League offering their last chance to redeem a season that sees them 17 points behind Barcelona in La Liga and out of the Copa del Rey.

But Zidane told his prematch news conference: "It is not a final for me, and what I want is for us to play well.

"If you play well with the team we have, you have a big chance. Then I do not think about what might happen in the future.

"Some things are completely out of my hands. All games are important to me -- my future, at the moment, is not important to me.

"What people say about me or my team I am not interested in, really. I do not have to prove myself to anyone."

Zidane said he was not concerned that former teammate Guti, Madrid's under-18s coach, has spoken of his hopes of getting the senior job at some point.

"I see him as capable of coaching Madrid, and what he is doing is preparing to do it one day," he said.

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