Florentino Perez: "We are sad but Zidane will be back"

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Florentino Perez: "We are sad but Zidane will be back"

Florentino: "Es un gran impacto; estamos tristes, pero Zidane volverá"

JUAN MEDINA

REUTERS

The president of Real Madrid was in shock at the decision by Zidane and says it had a massive impact when the Frenchman broke the news to him.

The president of Real Madrid, Florentino Pérez, appeared with Zinedine Zidane at the press conference in which the French manager announce his departure from the club.

Introduction: "Thanks for your presence. As the president, I am here with Zidane, but he has to be the one to communicate an unexpected decision that he has taken firmly and he has to be the one to say why. I am just by his side."

Surprise: "For me, it was an unexpected decision and it is a sad day for me and for everyone, for the player and for those who work in this club."

Emotional: "I loved him as a player and now as a manager and I want him to always be at my side. But we know Zizou: when he makes a decision, you have to accept it and respect it. It caused a big impact when he told me yesterday. The only thing I can do is offer my love and support."

Caught off-guard: "One can not be prepared for news like this. I rememvber the first time that I visited him in his house to sign him as a player and he was ready to play at Real Madrid and he told me that convincingly.

Farewell: "I want to thank him for his dedication, his passion, his love during these years and his behaviour has always been an example of the values of Real Madrid. More than a gooybye, I would like to say that it's see you soon because he will return. If he needs a break, he deserves it."

LaLiga Santander

Table PTS W D L
2Atlético 79 23 10 5
3Real Madrid 76 22 10 6
4Valencia 73 22 7 9
Full standing

*Update 31 de mayo de 2018

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