Despite the new Real Madrid win, Zidane refuses the 'special one' mark

I feel lucky to be here with these players every day," Zidane Said
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Zinedine Zidane maintained that he was not "extra," merely saying that he was fortunate enough to be in charge of Real Madrid.

For his 11th trophy as coach of the Spanish giants, Zidane has guided Madrid to the La Liga championship this season.

Yet the Frenchman denied any claims that he felt like the "Special One" - a term that Jose Mourinho used to describe himself.

"No, no. I don't feel that. I feel lucky to be here with these players every day," Zidane told a news conference.

"And being in this club, that's why I feel lucky, and that's why I enjoy that much every day. Because one day [it] will finish, as it happened already, but this time for real.

"That's why I am enjoying and focused on these kinds of things."

Madrid's La Liga win was their first since 2016-17 when they were guided to the crown by Christiano Ronaldo.

Before their final league season match against Leganes on Sunday, Zidane paid tribute to his players for handing out the title.

"I think every title we get is merit of the team, the players who are involved in that time," he said.

"It doesn't have to demerit them, especially this one, as it has been very complicated and tough. We have fought until the end.

"It is time to enjoy the achievement, but for football and for everyone, we have a game [against Leganes]."

Zidane has declined to confirm whether he will manage Madrid next season, saying the future of football is never assured.

"Nobody knows what's going to happen in the future. I never talk about next season or the following year. I've got a contract and I'm happy. You never know what will happen in the future," he said.

"Things can change overnight in the world of football and I have no idea what the future holds.

"We want to keep pushing and testing ourselves until the very end of the season. There will be a few days' rest after the game against Leganes, but the season continues. We will be back training and preparing for City after the game against Leganes."

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