“This Year Will Be More Difficult” – Zinedine Zidane

Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane has predicted that the 2017/18 La Liga season will be “more difficult” for the Santiago Bernabeu outfit.

Having capped off their pre-season preparation with an emphatic 5-1 aggregate victory over Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup this week, Real are clear favourites to retain the La Liga title for the first time in 10 years.

Speaking ahead of Real Madrid’s season opener against Deportivo La Coruna this weekend, Zidane said: “We are in a very good moment and must take advantage of it,”

“Winning La Liga last year was the best thing that happened to me in my career. We know it is very difficult to win, and taking it in the last game is something exceptional.”

45 year old Zidane, who as a Real Madrid player, won a La Liga title, Champions League, European Super Cup, and two Spanish Super Cups, has guided the Los Blancos to back to back UEFA Champions League title and last season’s La Liga trophy in his less than two years in charge as the manager.

“Such consistency in the team is something fantastic, so the feeling is different from any other trophy. This year we want to do it again. We can always improve — that is the objective for us. We know this year will be more difficult.” he added.