French football legend and current head coach of Real Madrid Zinedine Zidane has openly admitted to his uncertain future with the club weighing on his mind over the past few months. While his contract officially ends in 2022, Zidane has stated that discussions over a new contract have yet to begin causing some to believe that Real Madrid may be opting to go in a new direction. It has been nearly four years since Zidane was first hired by Real Madrid, and though the club finds themselves near the top of the La Liga standings, pressure is mounting as they try to keep pace with Atletico Madrid who still has two games in hand over Real Madrid.
Zidane is taking it day by day though and has tried to not let the pressures of his future get in the way of managing the club during the season. The former Ballon d’Or winner had confided that “it takes a lot out of you” in respect to his contract, and he is trying to just “take advantage of the moment.” Zidane goes on to say, “I’m lucky enough to say I’m manager of Real Madrid and take advantage of every moment. I can’t say a month, a year or four years. Life is just about the day to day.”
With an upcoming match against Celta, whom Real Madrid have not lost to in their previous twelve meetings, they can vault above Atletico Madrid to temporarily take the top spot in the La Liga standings. While Real Madrid does have an impressive history against Celta, the two teams tied 2-2 last season when they met at Santiago Bernabeu so certain victory is far from a sure thing.