Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane says he won't resign as the club's head coach following the latest defeat to Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League.
Madrid's qualification to the last 16 of the Champions League was left hanging following a 2-0 loss to Donetsk on Tuesday evening. Dentinho and Manor Solomon scored the two goals in the second half to help the Ukrainian side complete a history double over the Spanish giants.
In his post-match press, Zidane dismissed the notion that he might resign from his role.
"No, not at all. I’m not going to resign. It’s a bad result, but we have to continue. We’ve had difficult moments before. We have another match left in this group and we have to win," he said when asked about his future.
On Donetsk defeat
"I don’t think we deserved to win the match in LaLiga the other day, but I do think we deserved to win this one today. We were good in the first half. Their goals then did us a lot of damage because we were playing well and pressing well high up. We had two or three chances and hit the post, but the ball didn’t want to go in. Then, it got complicated," he explained.
Madrid's situation in the group
"What happened today was a shame because we didn’t deserve it, but now we’ll have to win the next match. But, we’re going to believe and we’re going to fight."