Zidane would quit Real Madrid without backing
MADRID, Sept 21: Zinedine Zidane believes he has the backing of Real Madrid but admits he would leave if he ever felt he had lost the club's support.
Zidane has come under scrutiny after enduring his worst ever defeat as Madrid coach on Wednesday, a 3-0 loss to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.
The result also followed an underwhelming start in La Liga, which has seen Madrid claim two wins and two draws from games against Celta Vigo, Real Valladolid, Villarreal and Levante.
After returning from Paris, Zidane gave his players the day off on Thursday, which surprised those high up at the club, according to reports in the Spanish press.
Asked if he felt like his methods were being questioned, Zidane said in a press conference on Friday: "No, not at all, the opposite. I think the club helps us all to be strong and supports all the people that work here.
"If it's ever not like that it would probably be best to leave."
On his decision to give the players a day off, Zidane added: "It's not a question of whether they deserve it or not. We have to give them time off. -AFP