Zinedine Zidane has made it clear that his players are ready to face Liverpool at Anfield on Wednesday in the C1 quarterfinals.
The Frenchman also underlined that Real Madrid will try to emerge victorious from the game with the Reds despite a two-goal advantage in the first leg.
“We are not going to manage our efforts,” Zidane said at the press conference.
“Real Madrid are still trying to win the game. We are ready for another very demanding game.”
“Emotional and physical factors go hand in hand. The most important thing is that the team is ready to compete. We’re going to go out to win. “
Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane, Dani Carvajal and Lucas Vazquez will all miss the game at Anfield, but Zidane is confident that all the players he has at his disposal will do whatever it takes to win in England.
“The team is still struggling and that shows you the character of the team,” Zidane added.
“A lot has happened to us and we are missing a lot of players. I would have liked to have had them all, but we are going to prepare for a good game with the ones we have. We know that [cette saison] is complicated and it’s a very strange season. “
“What we need to do is recover well when we can. We all have calendars [encombrés].
“We are going to fight; we are alive in both competitions and we will try until the end.”
Zidane also clarified that Fede Valverde has fully recovered from the discomfort he had after the game against Barcelona. However, the French coach did not reveal which player will play at the right-back position on Wednesday.
“Fede has recovered and he will be one hundred percent with the team,” Zidane said.
“We’ll see how we handle it. [Odriozola] played little, it’s true. But I’m not going to say anything about the team now. “