Throughout my entire career as a coach, I've never had a boss. Presidents have been able to hire and fire me. But that didn't make them my bosses, not even at Real Madrid. I have such a strong sense of responsibility that I exercise my profession like an entrepreneur.
Thomas Muller is not the best in the world. But he is the best in what he does
I'd say that individuals are respected who stick to their convictions instead of doing whatever happens to be in fashion.
I'm never afraid during a game, and I have no negative thoughts. I think about what I have to do. Which players can be substituted? And where I can manage to squeeze in a slight advantage? I remain very calm, which is why I never engage in any sideline antics.
As a player and a coach, I've had plenty of great moments, but I've also experienced disappointments. The disappointments are not about self-doubt, but rather about change. I've always seen failures as a personal challenge. I say to myself: Now I have to find out if I have the right stuff.
I owe everything to this football. But I'm proud of what I've made of the opportunity to become a trainer.
The older you've gotten, the more respect and admiration you've received.
I always fielded the team that I felt had the greatest chances of success.
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