Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane has revealed that both “Chelsea and Real Madrid deserve to be in the semi-finals” of the champions league ahead of the Tuesday clash at the Alfredo Di Stéfano Stadium in spain.
Real Madrid face Chelsea in the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals on Tuesday night and Zinedine Zidane previewed the match in the press conference.
“It’s the most difficult and important game of the season because it’s the next one. We’ll face it like you’d expect us to face a Champions League semi-final. he said
We’ll compete to our maximum. I don’t think they’ll sit back. They defend well, but they attack well too. We must defend as well and we also need to create chances. We’ll have to be at our best to hurt them”
Asked if he thinks Real Madrid’s experience will be key, given that Chelsea haven’t been to the semi-finals since 2014.
Zidane explained why he didn’t agree with that. He said: “I don’t think so. In the present, they’re a team who have done good work in the Champions League. Both Chelsea and Real Madrid deserve to be here. We have experience, but Chelsea have experience in various competitions too.”
For Eden Hazard, this is a special match against his former club and Zidane said the Belgian is in good condition, saying: “He was very good the other day. He didn’t feel any of his problems and he’s feeling good. We’re all happy to have him with us.”