Zinedine Zidane and a curious request before playing against LiverpoolThe Merengue coach spoke at a press conference
The Real Madrid coach, Frenchman Zinedine Zidane, warned this Monday that his team "was not valued as they should", before facing Liverpool on Tuesday, at Alftredo Di Stefano, in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinal, an instance that he defined as "a 180-minute finale".
"I think that Real Madrid wasn't valued. I trust a lot in my team and I know what it can give. But we cannot change that. We can only work day to day. We never give things up for lost while there is life. We are going to fight. for everything. We've had difficult moments, now we are better but it doesn't mean anything", Zidane said at a press conference.
"For Madrid it is a final, a tie with two games. We know that it is 180 minutes or more, but for us the first thing is tomorrow's game", the coach added.
Regarding the functioning of his team, he said that "all the players who are here know how to play and have earned the right to play for this great club. They all understand Karim (Benzema) very well, and Karim the rest. happening in the field. There is a lot of chemistry".
Apart from the present in the Champions League, Real Madrid also remains expectant in the fight for La Liga, in which it's temporarily second to three points behind the leader Atlético Madrid.
When talking about his rival tomorrow, Zidane characterized: "Liverpool's a very complete team. The three forwards are very good and have an important effectiveness".
Finally, the Frenchman referred to the 2018 Champions League final that Real beat Liverpool: "We don't think about the past. We've to live now, the two teams. For them it's a different match and for us too".