Zinedine Zidane Pledges to Restore Real Madrid's Attacking Prowess

Updated: 06 January 2016 13:46 IST

Zinedine Zidane took over Real Madrid following the sacking of Rafael Benitez, who was in charge of the Spanish giants for just seven months.

Zinedine Zidane Pledges to Restore Real Madrid's Attacking Prowess
Real Madrid's newly appointed manager Zinedine Zidane (centre) watches his players during his first training session in Madrid. © AP

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Real Madrid's new manager Zinedine Zidane said he wants to inspire his team to play with the same attacking flare he displayed as a player. (Rafael Benitez Fired as Real Madrid Coach, Replaced by Zinedine Zidane)

Zidane was speaking on Tuesday at his first news conference, a day after replacing the fired Rafa Benitez. (Real Madrid Deserve Credit, Not Critics: Benitez)

"Football with a personal touch, with attacking play, is what I'll aim for," said Zidane. (Zinedine Zidane Handed Baptism of Fire by Misfiring Real Madrid)

Earlier, the club said more than 6,000 fans turned out to watch the former France great take charge during Madrid's traditional open-door first practice session of the year.

His first game will be on Saturday at home against Deportivo La Coruna in the Spanish league.

Madrid trail league leaders Atletico Madrid by four points and are two points behind defending champions Barcelona, who have a game in hand.

Topics : Real Madrid Football
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