Casillas: ‘Zidane can’t be criticized for anything’ amid the French coach’s exit talk

The ex-Blancos keeper thinks the Frenchman's sterling reputation at Santiago Bernabeu will remain intact regardless of how the La Liga title race ends

“What he has achieved is incredible, and is only in the reach of very few or even a single person.” Casillas told Marca.

The ex-Blancos keeper thinks the Frenchman’s sterling reputation at Santiago Bernabeu will remain intact regardless of how the La Liga title race ends

Zinedine Zidane “can’t be criticised for anything”, according to Iker Casillas, who has jumped to the defence of the Real Madrid boss amid talk he could leave the club this summer.

The 2020-21 campaign has been a turbulent one for Real, who will lose their grip on the La Liga trophy if Atletico Madrid win their final game, but Casillas insists that Zidane should be immune from judgement.

The former Blancos goalkeeper doesn’t feel the Frenchman’s legacy will be damaged if he leaves on the back of a trophy less season, given the fact he has already delivered three Champions League crowns and two league titles in the Bernabeu dugout.

“Zidane can’t be criticised for anything,” Casillas told Marca.

“What he has achieved is incredible, and is only in the reach of very few or even a single person.”

Zidane came out to deny the reports of his impending departure after watching his side pick up a crucial 1-0 win at Athletic Club last weekend.

“How could I tell the players I’m leaving now? We’re giving our everything for the title and I just say ‘by the way, I’m off’?” he told reporters.

“People outside the club can say whatever they like, but I would never, ever say that to my players.”

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