Guti can be future Madrid boss, says Zidane

Guti can be future Madrid boss, says Zidane

Zinedine Zidane has brushed off any suggestions that his job may be on the line as Real Madrid take on Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of the last 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday night.

Zidane has been going through the toughest period of his short managerial career, with Real fourth in La Liga, a huge 17 points behind leaders Barcelona, albeit with a game in hand.

The Portuguese superstar enjoyed another memorable year in 2017, with his exploits allowing him to sweep the board when it comes to major individual honours.

"I am only thinking about tomorrow's game, not my future". I don't think so.

"I don't see him as being destabilised".

"That is what is important. My future does not bother me much just now".

Meanwhile, Emery, who is in charge of PSG for his second season - has the weight of the world on his shoulders, having signed Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, meaning nothing short of a Champions League title win is what the board want.

Zidane is facing a French team for the first time since taking the reins at Real in 2016, but said he had nothing to prove back in his home country.

PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot accepts the Spanish giants are the more experienced of the two teams.

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"Cristiano has done some extraordinary things and won five Ballon d'Or trophies". He is one of those players that is irreplaceable - and I am sure that Tottenham will be doing all they can to make sure he stays.

Ronaldo, now 32, is said to have texted a friend back in 2012 confirming his desire to leave Real for PSG.

"Neymar is a similar player with the kind of qualities that can make the difference in a game".

The incident prompted some PSG fans to boo Neymar, even though he scored four goals in the 8-0 win.

The last time the sides met at the 81,000-seat Santiago Bernabeu was in the 2015/16 group stage, with Nacho scoring the hosts' victor.

Gareth Bale is truly back in form and since his return from injury in January, the Welshman has played like a man on a goal.

That is where the dilemma lies for Madrid - it's nearly impossible to not pay too much attention to him, or risk allowing him to pick the ball up in areas where he can really hurt them. Let's just hope his troublesome calf holds out. Neymar left Barcelona in a bid to become the world's best player and has been consistently brilliant, thriving on the left-hand side of the attack. The Brazilian joined the Parisian side for €222 million in the summer, and has gone on to score an unbelievable 27 goals and provide 14 assists in all competitions.

When and where is the Champions League clash between Real Madrid and PSG? Despite being a veteran side in Europe's biggest competition by winning the tournament 12 times, Real Madrid have previously tasted defeats on two separate occasions with 2 draws in all competitions.