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Fernando Hierro defends Zidane. Fernando Hierro defended the continuity of Zinedine Zidane and lamented the criticism of the Frenchman, who he said “identifies the figure of Real Madrid very well”. He also hopes that Sergio Ramos will finish his career at the Santiago Bernabéu.

The figure of Zinedine Zidane is indisputable for legends like Fernando Hierro, who in an interview for ‘El Confidencial’ asked for confidence and for the Frenchman to continue. The former Real Real player understands that the coach has won more than enough to believe in his management.

“Apart from the affection and personal attachment I have for him, I think he is someone who identifies very well with Real Madrid because of the way he is, the way he understands the club, the way he manages the dressing room and the way he talks to the press before and after every game. If I’m not mistaken, he is the second Real Madrid coach to have won the most titles,” he said.

Fernando Hierro defends Zidane

“In football you can’t always win, and it’s true that when that happens the figure of the coach feels a bit more attacked, but it’s something logical in this world,” continued Fernando Hierro on the doubts about Zidane’s continuity.

Asked about Sergio Ramos, he has no doubts about what his future should be: “I think we are very similar, in character, in the way we are? We also have a very good relationship. Sergio is a Real Madrid legend and I hope he finishes his career at this club. I think players like him should end up at a big club.

In sporting terms he has conditions that I don’t have and for me he is the best centre-back in the history of the club. It’s clear to me because of everything he has represented and I’m happy for him, without a doubt. “He continued.

Hierro has many memories with Real Madrid, with whom he played 601 games in 14 years, but one stands out: “You always have memorable moments, like when you make your debut in La Liga, in the national team, in a big club like Real Madrid, in a World Cup? But I think the most special was when we won the seventh European Cup.

“It was an incomparable moment, a source of unprecedented satisfaction and personal pride. And when I made my debut as Oviedo coach in Valladolid, a city that is very dear to me,” he concluded.

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