Zinedine Zidane fears for Real Madrid future after cup defeat to Leganes

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has conceded that his job is on the line following the club's humiliating exit from the Copa del Rey at the hands of Leganes last night.

Zidane admitted Real's season boils down to next month's Champions League last-16 meeting with in-form Paris Saint-Germain. "I'm very disappointed, it's a very tough blow to take", the Frenchman said.

"It's a fiasco. My worst moment as a coach", Zidane told a news conference. It's a logical result because the opposition played their game and we failed to do that. "I take responsibility for my decisions", Zidane said.

Leganes lost the first leg 1-0, but secured their first win at the Bernabeu and a place in the semi-finals for the first time on away goals as the tie ended 2-2 on aggregate.

'To start this tie in the manner we did it's really bad.

"I am angry. We have to see how we are going to solve it".

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GETTYReal Madrid lost 2-1 to Leganes last night

This game has all sorts of interest attached to it with Valencia pushing to maintain a surprise Champions League berth and Madrid fighting to keep pace with Barcelona's chasing pack. I take responsibility, I consider it a failure. I have to find the solutions. We didn't play well enough today, we didn't play how we had to play. "I will continue to fight, to work, to battle and to find the things the team needs." stated the 1998 World Cup victor.

Cristiano Ronaldo insists stuttering Real Madrid can still make it an "incredible year" if they manage to win the Champions League for a third successive time.

Jose Mourinho is the only Los Blancos boss since Vicente del Bosque (1999-2003) to last three years at Real Madrid, and critics of Zidane are baying for his departure ahead of the club's mouthwatering deul against PSG, which gets underway on Valentine's Day. But now we must work hard for the Champions League because it's the most important trophy for us.

"You can ask 'what happens now?' We will continue, we must change this, there are many games left to do it".

Just as it seemed Real Madrid had turned the corner with two consecutive victories, they gave a display which ended with the home fans whistling their players off the pitch. "I have to be positive, even after tonight", continued Zidane.

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