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Zidane: “We'll have to put in another great game if we want to get through”

NEWS | 10/04/2018 | Alberto Navarro | PHOTOGRAPHER: Helios de la Rubia

"We played well, but 50% of the tie will be played at the Bernabéu", added the Real Madrid coach.
Zinedine Zidane spoke to the press at Real Madrid City the day before the second leg of the Champions League quarter-final against Juventus at the Santiago Bernabéu (Wednesday, 8:45pm CEST). The coach had the following to say about the Champions League tie: "The 0-3 result will not change things for us. It's another game and what happened, happened. It was a good game, but there is still 50% of the tie to be played. We will have to put in another great game to pass through. I'm only interested in tomorrow's match and I only think of my team and how we need to play another great game to qualify."
 
"We have one final and it is tomorrow. Then we will see if we get through, and then who we have to face, but we must not think beyond tomorrow’s game. We want to show that we are a great side, but we have not won anything just yet. We are regaining our confidence, the goals and our overall game. We have a lot of ambition and we are determined to continue at the top level. "
 
Favourites for the Champions League title?
"I’m not interested in talk of favourites, I prefer to show it out on the pitch and we must respect all clubs and all aspects of football. In the match against Atlético we could have lost and I can’t give an explanation for that. That’s how the game goes. In any move you make, there is the chance to mess it up. If we put in a great performance and we focussed throughout the match we have a good chance of battling through, but we must keep that idea in mind ".

Varane
“he always puts in a good shift and the key thing is that he continues in that same vein. I just want him to stay here for his entire career”.
 
Vallejo's recovery
“We all trained well, Jesus included. He did well, did not have any complaints. We'll soon see who plays tomorrow. If we have any problems we'll adapt to the situation”.

I AM HAPPY TO BE AT THE CLUB ALONGSIDE CRISTIANO RONALDO AND WE MUST ENJOY HIM. 

"I am not thinking about being without Cristiano Ronaldo, this is what we have and we are happy, there are many people who still remember Di Stéfano and rightly so. I am one of those people. They will also remember Cristiano Ronaldo at this club. We must enjoy this player. "
 
Benzema
"He is the same as always, perhaps he's suffering a little, he wants to do better and score more goals but he is training and is driven, focussing like his teammates."
 
The difference between LaLiga and Champions League
"Whenever we start a season we aim to win everything, this year has not been the best, we had trouble scoring, but today we are better in every aspect, there is no explanation for this, my favourite memory is when we won LaLiga and the club's progress in the Champions is impressive. I don’t think anyone can match that. That's what this club has, There is no explanation. "

"When we started scoring again we noticed the difference because we had gone a full month without scoring, now we are in a good dynamic and we have to take advantage of it because we are scoring goals, playing well, not settling and everything feels more regular. We are fourth and we want to try to finish as high up as we can ".
 
Is Serie A weaker than LaLiga?
"I don’t think it is weak, I think LaLiga is the best league to be in because every game is difficult things can go awry right up to the final game."
 
Buffon
"He has won a lot of titles, he is a great guy and he is also a tremendous player. Having said that we want to win tomorrow and eliminate Juventus, and we will see what happens with Buffon, but for what he has done for the game, he is a great player".

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