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Zinedine Zidane 'Not Thinking' About His Future as Mauricio Pochettino Rumours Emerge

Zinedine Zidane 'Not Thinking' About His Future as Mauricio Pochettino Rumours Emerge

Zinedine Zidane was at a loss to explain how Real Madrid threw away a winning position against relegation-battlers Levante to draw 2-2 on Saturday.

However, Zidane has said that he simply made that decision because he still believes that Cristiano Ronaldo and Co have what it take to turn around the situation in the second half of the season.

Zinedine Zidane will be relying on the re-established form of his front three of Ronaldo, Benzema and Bale as Real Madrid travel to face Levante in La Liga.

He will be the man Zidane looks to for inspiration once again when European action resumes at the last-16 stage. Something we have done wrong, letting out many points in games that were controlled.

"No. It was planned to change him, and that's all", Zidane told beIN SPORTS after the match.

Madrid appeared to be in a full-blown crisis after they were dumped out of the Copa del Rey by Leganes, but they have won their last two games in La Liga, scoring 11 goals in the process. There would be similar late heroics against Valencia, Real Betis, and Sporting Gijon.

"The important thing is that he gets games and continuity".

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While Bale has done well to keep his eye on the ball, scoring six goals in 11 league games since returning from calf and hamstring setbacks, the same can not be said of his team-mates.

'This year for us is a complicated year because we haven't put six good results together in a row. I am not happy with the result.

The manager was asked to provide his take on Ronaldo and his recent performances, during his pre-match conference.

As soon as Ronaldo arrived on the Real Madrid bench, the camera panned to the Portuguese superstar, despite the game continuing.

"There's no reason. Watch the game".

Cristiano Ronaldo went close to doubling the lead after attractive play between Marcelo and Gareth Bale, but his chip just cleared the crossbar.

Madrid captain Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane have been nursing injuries that could keep them from playing on Saturday.


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