Real Madrid coach Carlos Queiroz has taken full responsibility for his side’s shock exit from the Champions League but says he will not be worrying about his long term future at the club.
“It was a very painful result for all of us,” Queiroz said after his side’s 3-1 defeat at Monaco.
“We did not expect this to happen, but as coach of Real Madrid I take full responsibility when we don’t get the results we want. As for my future, I am not concerned about what might happen.
‘My job is to analyse the game and to worry about the present.”
“Although we are very sad about what happened and it was a very negative experience for the club it could work to our advantage and open up the door to winning the league.
“I hope that the desire of the team to fight for the league will be greater than ever. This is the time for the whole team to stick together.”
Meanwhile, Real’s sporting director Jorge Valdano refused to be drawn on the question of Queiroz future.
“We haven’t even thought about whether or not Queiroz will stay on,” he responded when as ked abot Queiroz.
“We will think about it calmly in due course. Tonight was a painful night and we will just have to see what happens.”