Zidane: I'm a better coach now


Zinedine Zidane believes he is a much better coach than he was during his first stint with Spanish giants Real Madrid.

The Frenchman took over from Rafael Benitez in 2016 and went on to lead Los Blancos to three successive UEFA Champions League titles.

Zidane then resigned at the end of the 2017/2018 season after reported differences with club president Florentio Perez, before he returned at the end of last season.

"Yes, I think I'm better. I feel like I have developed. In life too, as a person.

"You learn from situations, from the people around you. I make sure to listen to the people who are alongside me, and my aim to is to keep on progressing."

Zidane has the chance to win his first trophy since the UEFA Champions League title in 2018 when Los Blancos do battle with cross-town rivals Atletico Madrid in the Spanish Cup final on Sunday night.

"No, they're a side who have always shown how strong they are. They defend well, but they also attack very well, too. Both Atlético and Barcelona are very strong teams, so we were always going to have to be on our mettle."