Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos expects head coach Zinedine Zidane to remain at the helm beyond this season.
After winning LaLiga last season, Madrid are in conflict with more silverware this season, although nothing is guaranteed at this stage.
Madrid are two points behind leaders and neighbors Atletico Madrid with four games left in the LaLiga, while Los Blancos compete in the Champions League semi-finals.
Speaking ahead of Madrid’s Champions League semi-final second leg away to Chelsea after the opening fixture ended 1-1, Kroos was asked about Zidane.
“I think he will be our coach next season,” Kroos said with a laugh during his press conference. “He has a contract.”
Kroos was bullish on Madrid’s chances against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, despite not getting the favorable result in the first leg.
“We are strong defensively and that is important when it comes to getting through a draw like this and against opponents like Chelsea,” said the German.
“We want to create more chances than the first leg. We are able to move on and we need to prepare the game properly, but we need to create a little more than we did in the first place. ”
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