"It was a very tough night, but I'm a fighter", he said after the defeat to Real Madrid.
Speaking earlier about his decision to quit Real, Zidane said: "I spoke to him [Perez] to explain a little what I was thinking at the moment".
"He is in a hard situation, but I've consistently said I always want to play against the best to demonstrate that Uruguay are better".More news: Tesla on autopilot crashes into parked police SUV in Laguna Beach
Zidane confirmed his departure at the start of the news briefing, just five days after he presided over the 3-1 Champions League final win over Liverpool.
"But as a coach I would like to have a player with same character and capabilities as Ramos". "This team must keep winning, and it needs a change after three years, another voice, another method of working".
He added "your love and support will give me the strength I need".More news: Fallout 76: Vault Secrets REVEALED for Bethesda's new West Virginia based game?
But there has been speculation over his future, with Real having finished third in LaLiga this season, 17 points behind winners and bitter rivals Barcelona.
"I think it is time for everyone".
Aside from his three Champions League crowns, Frenchman Zidane won one La Liga title, two UEFA Super Cups and two FIFA Club World Cups since taking the reins at the Santiago Bernabéu in 2016.
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