NEWS | 06/08/2020 | Rodrigo Salamanca | PHOTOGRAPHER: Antonio Villalba (Manchester)“We know the first leg result but we're prepared and focused", said the coach.
"I don't know what's going to happen. All I can tell you is that it's going to be a good game of football between two very good sides. We're prepared, we're heading into this first final of four we have ahead of us and we want to go all the way in the competition".
We're going into the game with a disadvantage and we know that. Tomorrow is another match and the tie doesn't finish until the final minute. We are aware of the situation and we know what we have to do out on the pitch in order to put in a good performance. We're going to see a fantastic game".
“He felt some discomfort towards the end of the LaLiga season but he's much better now and we've had plenty of time to prepare for the match. He's fine and feeling confident. The only thing is, once he'd picked up the injury during the season, he did struggle to recover a bit, with playing every two or three days. Now he's feeling good and doesn't have to play carrying a knock and I hope he can stay that way”.
“We'll see what we do tomorrow. These things are between a coach and the players. The important thing is we're all in good shape. We've had 10 days to prepare for the match and things people have to say about Hazard are not important now".
“He's at 100 %, like all the others. We're all ready and we'll need every single player completely switched on. We're focused and thinking only about tomorrow's game".
“We have a relationship of respect between player and coach, it's a personal conversation. He preferred not to play and the rest is between he and I. He hasn't disappointed me. I've already explained what happened and I have respect for him, as I do all the players. Things that happen between a player and a coach stay in the dressing room".
“Bale is a Real Madrid player and I respect that. He preferred not to play and that's all I can say. We're here getting ready for tomorrow's game".