Champions League

Zinedine Zidane responds to his ‘unfair’ comparisons with Pep Guardiola

Real Madrid Manager Zinedine Zidane is on the cusp of something special as his side is on the verge of becoming the first team ever in the history of Champions League to win 3 titles in a row. Zidane took over a shambolic Real Madrid team in January 2016 and since then the Frenchman has won 2 Champions League titles with them and has reached his third straight Final with the team.

Zidane’s achievements at Real Madrid have been historic as he secured five titles with the club in 2017, which is by far the most successful year in Real Madrid’s illustrious history.

Former Real Madrid player Steve Mcmanaman noted that Zidane’s achievements at Real Madrid are very unnoticed and the Frenchman deserves more credit. Talking in an interview posted by The Telegraph, Mcmanaman said:

“Zidane doesn’t get enough credit. He took over a struggling, dysfunctional team and he has gone on to win two Champions Leagues. If Pep Guardiola had done this people would be singing from rooftops.”

Mcmanaman also compared Zidane’s unfair comparisons with Guardiola where everyone praises Guardiola too much for his slightest of achievements but in Zidane’s case, they call him lucky.

Zinedine Zidane was asked about Mcmanman’s comments regarding his unfair comparisons with Guardiola. Zizou was asked if Guardiola would have got more praise if he had taken his team to 3 consecutive Champions League Finals, Zidane replied:

“May be Yes, why not? But I have no control over what people think or comment about me. I’m just happy with my work and that’s what I want to concentrate on,” via Spanish website AS.