The Frenchman is in his first season as coach of the senior side, but he feels missing out on the European final this term would be unacceptable from the players and himself
Zinedine Zidane feels it would be a failure for Real Madrid if they do not reach the Champions League final at the expense of Manchester City.
Madrid had to settle for a scoreless draw in the first leg of the semi-final tie, but will book their place in the showpiece in Milan with a win at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday.
Zidane has acknowledged it will not be easy for the Liga giants, but insists elimination is not an option at this stage.
“It will be a failure if we do not reach the final. We are going through a good run of form and we will give our all to progress, but it will be very difficult,” Zidane said at a media conference.
“We are desperate to make it to the final, though, and it will be a failure if we do not make it.
“It will be even more difficult than in the first game, because it will all be decided on Wednesday. We are not thinking about scoring two or three goals within 15 minutes like we did against Wolfsburg. We know that we will suffer for 90 minutes – and perhaps even longer.