Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid future set to be decided at end of season

Under-pressure Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has said any changes at the club will come in the summer.

Zidane, whose side are 19 points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona and have crashed out of the Copa del Rey, said he and his players were fully focused on improving their situation.

On Wednesday, Madrid's campaign hit a new low with their Copa exit to Leganes, after which Zidane admitted his job was on the line over the next few weeks.

The situation has brought speculation that Madrid president Florentino Perez may feel forced into a change before the team take on Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.

But Zidane told a news conference: "I talk all the time with the president, but I am continuing with the same motivation as ever.

"Tomorrow, we have a game to win three points [at Valencia]. Then we will see at the end [of the season] what will happen, whether things need to change, but not now.

"I feel the support of the club, the president, the squad, and we will keep going to turn things around."

Zidane said he realised the success he enjoyed during his first two years in the job was now irrelevant and added: "If I thought I could not [turn things around], I would leave tomorrow.

"In football, there are good and bad moments. I feel strong and able to resolve this.

"What I have won before... this is about today, I do not think about [the past]. I was very disappointed with the game the other day, I did not expect that. But that is part of football, we must accept it.

"Nobody can take from me the motivation to keep going, working, until the last day."

Zidane said that although the slump in form "is not a typical situation for Madrid," it had happened before.

"It is not always nice moments all year," he added. "We want to keep working hard and this will improve. We have played good games, we must do that more consistently.

"I am speaking of this for weeks now, that is true, but I am convinced we will turn it around and the players are convinced too, which is the most important."

Asked whether he had regrets over last summer's transfer business, when experienced players such as Alvaro Morata, James Rodriguez and Pepe left, Zidane said he had faith in his youngsters.

"I would not change anything now," he added. "This squad is what I have. I was happy with the squad before the season started. It is a younger squad, with future, which has to learn. But I am with them completely."

Zidane confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo was available for Saturday's game despite a facial injury suffered while scoring his second goal in last weekend's 7-1 win over Deportivo La Coruna.

"We are ready to play a great game, and we will do that," he said.

"We know it is a difficult ground to visit, a very good team who have had a good season until now.

"But we like to play against the best teams, and we will play a good game tomorrow.

"The only thing that counts in football is to win. The only thing that will bring calm here is to win games, and we are all here to do that."