Football: Zidane vows to bring his style to Real Madrid

6,000 flock to 1st training session

05 January, 19:26

    Real Madrid's new head coach Zinedine Zidane Real Madrid's new head coach Zinedine Zidane

     - ROME - Some 6,000 fans came to watch Zinedine Zidane's first session as Real Madrid trainer at the Di Stefano stadium. Florentino Perez's choice was greeted with joy by the fans, after a negative experience with Rafa Benitez in the position. Zizou, calmer than he had been in the presentation immediately after his was given the job, announced in a press conference that his Real will be ''more on the offense'' and that he will seek to infuse his ''style'' in the team with the sole aim being that of winning. ''When you play in this jersey, winning is fundamental,'' he stressed. ''We're in the last 16 in the Champions League and we want to go as far as we can. We have a good position in La Liga and many months and important games ahead. There is room for improvement.'' Zidane mentioned Carlo Ancelotti, who told him that ''the most important thing in football is to win matches and make the players happy'', and said hat he had focused a great deal on this, using ''simple words'' with Ronaldo and the others in front of the fans. ''I told them that I was happy, that a new adventure was beginning and that there are results to achieve. The message is clear: the work and intensity in the matches are important.'' He didn't speak much about individual players but did say he would continue to focus on the 'BBC trio' (Bale-Benzema-Cristiano Ronaldo) and that he trusted the players that thus far had not lived up to expectations. He did not respond to more technical questions, simply saying that ''it's only the first day''. Zidane added that he did feel pressure, ''but in the right way. I hope to restore hope and win through good playing, dedication and work.'' (ANSAmed).

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