The Real Madrid manager has confidence in his side ahead of the second leg against Chelsea and has paid tribute to them.
Real Madrid can write a new page in European football history. After conceding a draw at home in the first leg, Zinedine Zidane’s side must either win or score at least one goal to hope to qualify. And no doubt, Real Madrid will not want to miss such an opportunity to play a new Champions League final. In a pre-match press conference, Zinedine Zidane was confident ahead of the Champions League return leg against Chelsea.
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“The feelings are good, we are ready to play a great game. We know what awaits us here and we will give everything to make it to the final. A miracle to be still in contention with the injuries that the squad has suffered this season “Absolutely not, it’s quite the opposite. We are here because of our work and because we believe in what we do. In football there are no miracles.”, argued Zinedine Zidane.
“We’re going to play our game. To score quickly? It’s a 90-minute game and maybe more. You have to prepare well for that, it’s a semi-final. Does our game pattern demand more? physical effort? The pattern will not change anything. Physically, you will have to suffer in the field, as on the outward journey. It’s the same thing, no matter what the pattern. What matters to me is what ‘we will do with a balloon“, added the Real Madrid coach.
“We deserve to be where we are”
The season for Real Madrid has not been a long quiet river. The Merengue have experienced difficulties, but are now in the race for a Liga-C1 double. Zinedine Zidane paid tribute to his men: “We had some difficulties getting here, but this team deserves our hat. She has character and when the going gets tough, she does it right. We deserve to be where we are “.
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Present in the group, but absent for several weeks, Sergio Ramos could make his return to Stamford Bridge. The Real Madrid coach did not confirm anything and kept the suspense going: “Sergio Ramos is with us. It means he’s doing well and most importantly, having our leader with us. I won’t take any chances. If he’s with us, he’s ready to play. Valverde? Don’t worry, all the players here are ready. “
The other man eagerly awaited for this meeting is Eden Hazard. The Belgian will return to Stamford Bridge for the first time since moving to Real Madrid. Zinedine Zidane hopes to see the Belgium international shine against his former club, it would be the right time to revive: “It’s even a very good time for him. We’re going to need Eden Hazard and he will help us tomorrow, I’m sure.”