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‘I feel sorry for him’ – Zidane pities Valverde’s dismissal

Ernesto Valverde, Zinedine Zidane
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Zinedine Zidane has insisted that he has great respect for former Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde.

As soon as they were knocked out of the Spanish Super Cup, Barcelona, by their actions, made it clear that they had not taken their dismissal very well and started looking pondering over options to replace Ernesto Valverde.

Barcelona then announced the former Real Betis manager Quique Setien to be the man to become the new head coach of the team.

Speaking about Ernesto Valverde’s abrupt discharge, Zinedine Zidane insisted that he did not feel very good about it. But Zidane added that he expects even the same for himself if he was to go off track with his results for Real Madrid.

“I’m not going to get into that,” Zidane stated as per Marca.

“The only thing is that I feel sorry for him because it’s not a good situation. He’s a good coach and I have enormous respect for him.

“That won’t change. It won’t change for me either if we lose matches,” Zinedine Zidane claimed.

“If we lose two matches then they’ll criticize me again, as was the case a month and a half ago. I know it’s complicated as we can’t always win, but we always try to give 100 percent.”