“On Tuesday, we’re playing for our season,” said Zidane on Friday, with the record 10-time European champions trailing 2-0 after crashing to a shock first-leg defeat in Germany.
However, the Frenchman sounded confident of turning things around with the backing of the home support at the Santiago Bernabeu to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League for the sixth year running.
“I think the supporters will be behind us. On Tuesday we’re playing for our season but we clearly know that. It’s a huge game and the fans like that too.
“I like it when things become difficult and I think the fans do as well,” said Zidane, adding he wasn’t worried about his future should Real bow out of Europe next week.
“My job is at stake all the time. When I put myself in this situation, I knew the rules. If I’d had a problem with it, I wouldn’t have put myself in it.
“I’m at peace with that. What keeps me going is what I do daily, how I can do things to improve, for the team to improve.
“As for the rest, I know that if I lose two matches, one competition, I know that I can be on my way, that they can replace me, that’s just part of things.
“But I’m not in that position, I’m right in the middle of the season and very busy with my goals.”
Conquering Europe represents Real’s only remaining hope of a major trophy this season after they were disqualified from the Copa del Rey for fielding an ineligible player.
They also trail La Liga leaders Barcelona by seven points despite a 2-1 victory in El Clasico last weekend.
The Dutch giants, who are two points clear of great rivals PSV at the top of the Eredivisie, released a humorous video with the soundtrack, ‘Born to be Wild’ by Steppenwolf, as the legendary defender conducts training in unusual style.
De Boer, who enjoyed a distinguished playing career with Ajax and Barcelona and won 112 international caps, has Arsenal legends Dennis Bergkamp, assistant manager, and Marc Overmars, director of football, in his coaching set-up.
Bedankt voor alle leuke berichten. Nu snel herstellen! pic.twitter.com/NSNUsqFC4b— Frank&Ronald de Boer (@FrankRonald1970) March 23, 2016
There wasn’t a dry eye in the house at the Westfalenstadion on Thursday night as 80,000 Dortmund and Liverpool fans sung the Kop side’s cult anthem.
The collective track from both sets of supporters has driven social media into a frenzy since.
Liverpool and BVB supporters sing YNWA together in 720HD. If you missed it you really want to see this...Posted by Philippe Coutinho on Thursday, April 7, 2016
'You'll Never Walk Alone' sung by the entire crowd at Signal Iduna Park - superb #LFC— Liverpool FC (@LFC) April 7, 2016