Now we have a good feeling for our game against Real Madrid.
“We earned a lot of extra credit for winning the match”, Zidane said.
To listen to Thomas Mueller or Joshua Kimmich or their coach Jupp Heynckes is to listen to men full of determination and obsessed with turning around the disappointing 2-1 defeat in the first leg. “We want the fans to be behind us from the first minute to the 90th”.
“We’re making the impossible look easy. No one has won two in a row”, he said, which hasn’t happened since 1990, before the competition was enlarged switched a to a group format.
Madrid is trying to win a third straight European title, and fourth in five seasons.
Clubs are not obliged to give guards of honour but it sounds like Real are still bitter about Barca not giving them one after they won the Club World Cup in December.
NV monitors the progress of the second leg of Champions League semifinal real – Bayern, as well as the events around her. We’ll be a very tough opponent; we’ll fight. “I hope we stay committed in defence”. “Not to retreat and not to do anything stupid”.
But Zidane could also opt to bolster his midfield, knowing that Bayern need to score at least twice, with the selection of energetic midfielder Mateo Kovacic, who has been preferred for a number of big games over recent months. A colleague of mine said for Bayern to beat Real, everything needs to be flawless. We must be ready.
Real are 15 points behind new champions Barcelona in La Liga.
“They’ve trained with us, and now we have a bit of time to think about what we’re going to do”.
“They are in a great position, they are playing very well and they are capable of scoring goals”. We have an important game against Real Madrid.
Ramos could not resist a dig. “Maybe it would be best for them to go to another team and then return”, Argentine said in a Radio MARCA interview.
Real Madrid might have been dismal domestically this season, but their sheer dominance in Champions League football continues.
He was asked how has he improved.
It makes them favourites to go through and, for many, heavy favourites to win the tournament after already beating Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus in the knock-out stages. There are many doubts about Zinedine Zidane as a coach, not least over his seeming inability to set a team up to control a game – which was what nearly allowed Juve’s improbable comeback in the quarters – but where he excels is in his substitutions.