Zinedine Zidane 'only thinking about winning' ahead of Real Madrid's make-or-break Champions League clash with Borussia Monchengladbach

Los Blancos manager not concerned by reports that he will lose his job if the club fail to qualify for the knockout stages

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Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane insists he is not concerned about reports that he will be sacked if his side fail to progress from the Champions League group stage.

The 13-time European champions, who have never failed to make it out of the group stage, host Group B leaders Borussia Monchengladbach on Wednesday needing to better Shakhtar Donetsk's result against Inter Milan in order to progress.

Local media reports suggest that Zidane will be forced out should Real not go through to the last 16, however the Frenchman insisted his only focus is on getting the three points, rather than his future.

After last week's Champions League defeat at  Shakhtar Donetsk, Zidane said that he had no intention of resigning despite the 2-0 loss that left his team's qualifying hopes in the balance.

"The club will do what they have to do [in the event of not qualifying], as they always do, but I'm only thinking about the game," Zidane told a news conference.

"I'm not thinking about anything else other than winning. I'm focused on tomorrow's game and we know what we have to do. It'll be tough, but we need to be able to walk off the pitch satisfied with our work.

"We know there's another game going on [Inter versus Shakhtar], but we're only thinking about our game. We're up against a tough side who will make life difficult for us.

"We know exactly what the situation is. We want to get the three points and finish top of the group; that's what we're all thinking about. All matches are important but this is a great chance to show what we are as a team."

Zidane will welcome back captain Sergio Ramos to the side after the defender missed the last six games through injury.

Full back Dani Carvajal also took a full part in training on Tuesday, having been absent for the side's last four matches. However, forward Luka Jovic will miss out after suffering an adductor problem.

Monchengladbach manager Marco Rose warned his players not to take anything for granted, despite being so close to qualifying for the next stage.

Gladbach could have made sure of qualification last week but instead lost to Inter 3-2 at home. "Such teams [like Real] function best under pressure," Rose said. "We also saw that against Inter Milan.

"Playing for a draw is never a wise decision. We know what to expect and that we will need to defend really hard and with passion. But we also know that with our quality we will get our chances to be successful."


Gallery: Shakhtar Donetsk 2 Real Madrid 0