The event happened on January 13 yesterday, but the news of Ernesto Valverde’s dismissal as Barcelona coach is still being discussed. One of them by Real Madrid skipper, Zinedine Zidane, who claimed to sympathize with his colleague.
Valverde had to leave Camp Nou after 2.5 years in charge. Barcelona then chose former Real Betis coach Quique Setien as his successor. This got a response from Zidane. The French master said he was surprised.
‘I feel sad for her. He is a coach who can show how good the quality is. I respect him very much. “As coaches at clubs such as Real Madrid and Barcelona, we know where we are and that will not change,’ Zidane said.
Zidane understood the burden Valverde faced while training Barcelona. Because he also received the same pressure. The problem is, it is not impossible that he will become unemployed if they fail to improve Madrid’s achievements.
‘If I lose until a few matches, I will also get criticism. As I experienced half a month ago. You can only try to use all your abilities. I feel sorry for Valverde,’ said Zidane.
Despite winning the Supercopa de Espana, Zidane could have followed Valverde’s footsteps. The reason is, Madrid also did not hesitate to fire the coach, as happened last season where he had made three successions.
In fact, according to the latest developments, the name Valverde is now sticking out as Madrid’s new coach candidate. He could have been present at the Santiago Bernabeu if Zidane failed to win La Liga or the Champions League this season.