Zinedine Zidane appeared at a press conference, prior to the match against Celta this Saturday for LaLiga. There, he took the opportunity to comment on the rival that awaits Real Madrid in the quarterfinals of the Champions League: Liverpool. This is the reissue of the final in Kiev, in 2018, and the Frenchman did not hesitate to address the situation that both clubs are currently experiencing.
- About the Champions draw
"We cannot say that it is a bad draw or that it is a good draw. Liverpool is a team that in a tie can play its card at any time. It is the same as us, we were on the edge of the precipice and we are still here, in both competitions. It's going to be a good match between two teams that have won many Champions League ", assured Real Madrid´s coach.
- On the difficulty of facing a rival like Liverpool
"We know the difficulties of the game. At this level all the teams are very good, very difficult. It will be a very demanding game. We know this team, physically they will demand a lot more of you. At that level it is always very difficult to win", explained, referring to one of the great powers of football today, who to top it all has already faced nothing more and nothing less than in a Champions League final.
About the possibility of playing at home on a neutral field
"We don't know what's going to happen after March 30. We're going to play where they tell us. We prefer to play at Di Stéfano, but we'll see what they say." Due to the pandemic, the Spanish Government prohibits the entry of English clubs into its territory, as already happened with Atlético de Madrid versus Chelsea, which was played in Romania.
- On whether beating Liverpool would give Madrid strength in LaLiga
"Everything is going to be complicated. We do not have to look further, but the day to day and be prepared for what may come to us. We know that we are alive and we want to continue working hard." Currently, the Merengue team is third, six points behind the leader, Atlético, and two from Barcelona.
- About the difficulty of the calendar in April
Liverpool, Barcelona, Liverpool; in eight days. "Every year in the final stage you are always risking everything. I do not look at those things, but on the day to day. What encourages us is the day to day. The rest is philosophy, talking about many things. We are still alive and working, it is what encourages us ", concluded the Frenchman, convinced that he has the necessary staff to face both competitions.