SHOWS: MADRID, SPAIN (JUNE 27, 2020) (REAL MADRID TV - MUST NOT OBSCURE LOGO. NO RESALES)
1. REAL MADRID CAPTAIN, SERGIO RAMOS, CONTROLLING BALL, VOLLEYING AND SCORING DURING TEAM TRAINING SESSION
2. MIDFIELDER, CASEMIRO, SHOOTING AND SCORING
4. MIDFIELDER, TONI KROOS, VOLLEYING AND SCORING
6. VARIOUS OF PLAYERS PASSING BALL
7. REAL MADRID COACH, ZINEDINE ZIDANE, ENTERING NEWS CONFERENCE AND TAKING OFF FACE MASK AS HE SITS
8. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) REAL MADRID COACH, ZINEDINE ZIDANE, SAYING:
"However, I will not coach for 20 years. I will retire before that. So, as I'm an atypical coach, anything can happen."
9. VARIOUS OF TRAINING SESSION IN PROGRESS
10. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) REAL MADRID COACH, ZINEDINE ZIDANE, SAYING:
"I am not planning anything in my head. It's the day to day that I like, that motivates me. For how long? I don't know. Then I'll do something else. In my head, I've always been a soccer player. I spent 18 or 19 years as a player. Then when they asked me, 'are you going to be a coach?' I said 'no'. Now I'm a coach, but this is very exhausting, so we'll see. But not for 20 years, for sure."
11. VARIOUS OF PLAYERS PASSING BALL
12. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) REAL MADRID COACH, ZINEDINE ZIDANE, SAYING:
"I have nothing to say about it (Espanyol firing coach Abelardo), if it's good or bad, its a decision for the Espanyol of Barcelona club. The only thing I can say is that I am very sorry for Abelardo, because those are always tough moments, so I am very sorry for him."
13. VARIOUS OF PLAYERS DOING BALL POSSESSION EXERCISE
14. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) REAL MADRID COACH, ZINEDINE ZIDANE, SAYING:
"We've known since the beginning that it was going to be every game, there would be 11 finals. Now there are seven left, but nothing will change for us even after winning the last four games. It doesn't mean anything and we have to carry on, to carry on with what we are doing. We have to expect that Espanyol of Barcelona will make it very difficult for us tomorrow because they will have tough matches until the end (of the season) and they need points."
15. PLAYERS PASSING BALL
16. FORWARD, GARETH BALE, HEADING CROSS AND SCORING
17. LEFT BACK, MARCELO, CROSSING, PLAYER SCORING
18. VARIOUS OF SESSION IN PROGRESS
19. STRIKER, KARIM BENZEMA, SCORING
20. MARCELO, SHOOTING AND SCORING
21. MARCELO, CELEBRATING WITH BALE
STORY: Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said on Saturday (June 27) his coaching career will not last for twenty years as it is a "very exhausting" position to be in as Los Blancos are set to visit Espanyol on Sunday (June 26).
The French coach said he's not planning his future ahead and he only enjoys the day to day in the training pitch with his players.
One day before facing Real Madrid, struggling Espanyol said they have sacked coach Abelardo Fernandez, the third manager they have dispensed with this season, as they fight to extend their 26-year stay in La Liga.
Zidane said he was very sorry for Abelardo because this are always "tough moments".
Real Madrid top La Liga standings tied to 68 points with Barcelona while the Catalan side of Espanyol are at the bottom of the league with 24 points.