Zidane: “We are focused and we know that against City it is another final”

Zidane: "We are focused and we know that against City it is another final"

The French technical director of Real Madrid does not lose the hopes of the Champions League in the preview of the duel against those of Manchester.

After the 2-1 defeat against Manchester City at the Santiago Bernabéu, Real Madrid He will face the return match of the round of 16 of the UEFA champions league at the Etihad Stadium against the English with the comeback between his eyes, something he hopes Zinedine Zidane.

In a press conference prior to the match against the Citizens, the technical director commented: “We arrived well because we prepared to play this match. It is the return and we know what happened in the first leg, but we are focused and we know that tomorrow is another final. We are going to try to have a great meeting. “

And he added: “I don’t know what will happen tomorrow. It will be a good football match between two teams that are very good and this is the most important thing. We know how the first leg ended. We face this final knowing things and nothing else”.

However, aware that Madrid has to come back, he analyzed: “We have a disadvantage, but a tie never ends until the last minute. We know what we must do on the field. We are going to prepare to play a great game. I have a good team that has its weapons. We are going to see a nice game. We have to think about advancing in this phase. “

Finally, Zidane referred to the absence of Bale and closed: “I’m going to explain it. We have a relationship of respect for the coach and the player, of course. The only thing I can say is that he preferred not to play, nothing else. The rest is between me and him. I have a lot of respect for Gareth and all the players. The locker room stuff should stay inside the players and the coach. “

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