Belgian star Witsel is not surprised Real Madrid are interested in Roberto Martinez
- Dortmund's Axel Witsel suggests Roberto Martinez has enough quality to coach Real Madrid
- The midfielder assumes it would be difficult for the coach to reject Los Blancos' offer
"It is not surprising after all the great work we've done with him the last years and for the last World Cup," Witsel said. "It is not surprising to see a club like Real Madrid, if the reports are true, to be interested in him.
"No, we didn't call each other to talk about our head coach and Real Madrid. We'll all be together next week. As I said, we've done a great job so far and we keep doing it. All the players, we're all happy with the coach and his philosophy. If we lose him it would be a huge loss for all of us. If it is really the truth and he was meant to leave, he will be frank with us I think."
Jobs that Roberto Martinez has been linked to in the last month:— Coral (@Coral) October 29, 2018
✅ Aston Villa
✅ Real Madrid
According to reports, some are pushing for the Spaniard to get the job over Antonio Conte. ? pic.twitter.com/j3SIK3vTag
"I do think it would be [difficult to turn down Real Madrid]," Witsel added. "It's like it would be for a player, they're Real Madrid!
"Head coaches are like players now. One day you're here and in six months, a year, two years you don't know. I personally hope he'll stay with us. If he leaves it would be his decision and that's it."