Real Madrid legend Figo amazed by success of ex-teammate Zidane

Published on: 24 May 2017

Real Madrid legend Luis Figo has hailed the impact of former teammate Zinedine Zidane as a coach.

Zidane, after leading Real to the Champions League crown last season, has just won the LaLiga title - the club's first in five years.

"In a club like Madrid it's always difficult to keep everyone happy because they are great players. Players always want to play and when you play less you do not like it. That's the most complicated thing about a coach and you have to try to do the best you can," said Figo.

"You never know what's going to happen. As a teammate at the time, I did not expect him to follow this profession but it's a personal decision, what you like and what you do not like.

"He fits in perfectly, he has a calm way of being and the way he is doing it is almost impossible. I hope that as a friend he will continue like this for many years."