Real Madrid need to defeat Borussia Monchengladbach in their final group game to guarantee qualification.
They lost 2-0 away to Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk last night. They have lost both of their games to Shakhtar in the group.
This follows a disappointing 2-1 defeat at home to lowly Alaves in the Spanish La Liga over the weekend. They have now won only one of their last eleven matches.
Coach Zidane has since been under a lot of pressure. He insists that he will not step down from his role.
“There’s no chance whatsoever of me standing down. We’re going to keep going,” Zidane told the press after the match.
“I feel strong and I am going to keep giving everything as always. I am not going to resign. This is a difficult moment but we have to show our pride and our character.
“I’m optimistic. This is a difficult moment but we need to show our character now and stand tall,” he said at his post-match press conference.
“What happened is a real shame because we did not deserve it but we have to win our next game. We’re going to believe in ourselves and we’re going to fight, you can be sure about that.”
Zidane wants his players to show their pride in their upcoming matches as his job is seemingly on the line.
“It’s in the tough times that we have to show our character and pride. Tonight’s game was a shame because we didn’t deserve that.
“We’ll have to win the next game, our last one. It wasn’t to be tonight, but we’ll keep the faith and fight hard, that’s for sure, I have no doubt in my mind” Zidane added on.
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