He left the field in tears but appeared more optimistic on Sunday, when he wrote on Twitter, "It was a very tough night, but I'm a fighter".
He said on beIN Sports Turkey: "If we put Emre Mor and Salah side by side, I prefer Mor".
"I don't think he is angry with him".
Zidane, 45, replaced Rafa Benitez in January 2016 and immediately led Madrid to success. I know it's a odd moment for everyone involved, but I think it's the right decision.
Zidane coached 149 games for the club, the most since Jose Mourinho's 178 from 2010 to 2013. "It ended well for me when I was a player and it's ended well for me as a manager".
An Egyptian lawyer, Bassem Wahba, has filed a €1bn lawsuit against Sergio Ramos following the challenge that ended Mo Salah's participation in the Champions League final. This team needs to keep winning and needs a change for that.
"Your love and support will give me the strength I need".
Petition supporters point out that Ramos intentionally injured Salah and in their opinion, he set a bad example for future generations of players. The Frenchman was at the helm of the Madrid club for three seasons, during which they won three consecutive Champions League titles.
He was flanked at the press conference by Real Madrid president Florentino Perez who said Zidane's announcement was "totally unexpected".