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MADRID – Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane says he wants to inspire his team to play with the same attacking flare he displayed as a player.
Zidane says "football with a personal touch, with attacking play, is what I'll aim for."
Zidane was speaking Tuesday at his first news conference, a day after replacing the fired Rafa Benitez.
Earlier, the club said more than 6,000 fans turned out to watch the former France great take charge during Madrid's traditional open-door first practice session of the year.
His first game will be on Saturday at home against Deportivo La Coruna in the Spanish league. Madrid trails leader Atletico Madrid by four points and is two points behind defending champion Barcelona, which has a game in hand.