Paris St Germain sporting director Leonardo criticised the French coach for making “irritating” and “annoying” comments over Mbappe having a “dream” to one day play for Los Blancos.
Zidane, though, maintained he was not talking out of turn, just repeating what the 20-year-old World Cup winner himself had previously revealed.
“I’ve said nothing, just what the player said, that his dream was one day to play here. Everyone does what they want,” the Real Madrid manager told a press conference ahead of Saturday’s LaLiga match at Eibar.
“I’ll not say anything else. I simply said what the player said one day, that his dream would be to wear the Real Madrid jersey.
“I say it again and I would say it every day. I have nothing more to say about Leonardo, I can say whatever I want.”