Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has said he could be under pressure like Ernesto Valverde was at Barcelona before his dismissal, should his side suffer consecutive defeats. Zidane said he sympathised with his former rival, but warned a bad run of results for Madrid and he would be under pressure. Madrid face Sevilla on Saturday, in a clash which sees former manager Julen Lopetegui return to the Bernabeu.
- "It's not a good situation" Zidane said at a news conference ahead of Real Madrid's match with Sevilla in La Liga on Saturday. "He has shown he is a really good coach and I respect him. Every coach knows the situation at a big club."
- "I know that if we lose two games, they will criticise me in the same way that they did a month and a half ago. We can't always play well."