Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said on Monday he was not thinking about any sanctions against the club from UEFA in the wake of the European Super League announcement last week.

The breakaway league involving 12 of Europe’s major club collapsed within three days of its announcement amid a fierce backlash from fans, governing bodies and politicians.

Real president Florentino Perez was named as chairman of the project and appears to have been the driving force behind the league, which ended in embarrassment as most club withdrew.

There has been talk of the founding team being punished by UEFA for its actions but Zidane shrugged off the notion that Real could be banned from European competition.

“It’s absurd to think that we won’t be in the Champions League next season,” he told a news conference ahead of Tuesday’s semi-final, first leg at home to Chelsea.

“A lot has been said, but all…

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