Madrid, May 22 (IANS) Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said on Tuesday that he would not consider the previous season a disappointment even if his team loses the upcoming UEFA Champions League final.
He however, admitted his biggest regret was getting eliminated by Leganes in the second leg of the 2018 Copa del Rey quarter-final, reports Efe.
On Saturday, Real Madrid is to face Liverpool in the Champions League final for a third consecutive title.
“It (the season) will not be a waste. The big failure for me, as I said before, was in the Copa del Rey because we lost at home and were knocked out. That was a cruel blow for us. But that’s it,” the French coach said at a press conference.
“Real Madrid always looks to win, but you can’t always count on it. The important thing for us is to show our drive and ensure we don’t slip up. You need setbacks in life if you want to improve,” he added.
Zidane remained upbeat about the Champions League final, stressing that “If you think you’re going to fail then you most likely will. You must always stay positive.”