Why my team play well, Zinedine Zidane reveals tactics behind Real Madrid success
Real Madrid have enjoyed a level of success that few could have predicted when Zinedine Zidane took over from Rafa Benitez. as Real Madrid Coach, has explained that he sets up his team to have all the possession in football matches.
Zidane had been in control of Castilla when Benitez was dismissed in December of 2015 and he recalled how Florentino Perez was quick to call him to offer the job.”The agreement with Florentino to start coaching the first team happened very quickly,” he said.
He said, “I have so many extraordinary players that I want the team to play well.
“I am looking for the best style and that is to have more possession than your opponent, even against Barcelona,” Zidane said Cristiano Ronaldo was from another planet and was the best player in the world.
Ronaldo enjoyed another stellar season in 2016/2017, scoring 42 goals in all competitions, helping Madrid win La Liga and the Champions League.
As he also praised Sergio Ramos and Karim Benzema, Zidane said Ronaldo was remarkable.
Cristiano Ronaldo has found a new lease of life since Zidane’s arrival, with the pair working closely on a micromanaged fitness regime that should keep the 32-year-old fresh for the entire season.When quizzed on the club’s iconic forward, Zidane intimated that the former Manchester United star isn’t human, such is his talent and workrate.”Cristiano is an extra-terrestrial,” he said.
“I am the coach at this moment, although I do not know for how long,” he intimated.For now, Zidane’s main focus is on the next game, which takes place against Levante this Saturday lunchtime.
The Frenchman has made clear that he wants his team to play well by having more possession than their opponent.