Zidane before facing Spurs: I Like this Challenge

Zidane before facing Spurs: I Like this Challenge

Real Madrid's French coach Zinedine Zidane arrives for a press conference at Valdebebas Sport City in Madrid on September 13, 2016 on the eve of the UEFA Champions League group stage football match Real Madrid CF vs Sporting Clube Portugal. / AFP / GERARD JULIEN (Photo credit should read GERARD JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Zinedine Zidane spoke in press conference at Wembley before facing Tottenham Hotspur in the fourth week of the Champions League group stage. The manager is calm after the shocking defeat in Girona.

Actually, the French coach thinks that this wasn’t their worst game: “I don’t think it was the worst match with me. It’s football. As we all know, when you lose is for something. We didn’t do it great. We were winning 1-0, and they surprised us. Now this is over and we have a game to come back as we know. Nothing changes in our mind. We have to give everything and try to win the game”.

According to the manager, the team is ready again: “We are fine. Mentally you can think we are bad after the defeat, but don’t. We are thinking in tomorrow’s game. And physically we are fine. It’s a great scenario, in front there is a great team and we hope to do a great game”.

The situation is quite tough for Los Blancos in La Liga: “I have the same excitement, the same passion. The most important thing is the work. During a season there are special moments, but I like this challenge and we have a good game to win again. I like when things get difficult because life is like this. We want to win again”.

This will be the first time Los Blancos play at Wembley: “It’s a good venue to make a great game against a very good rival. We like these kind of games and I’m sure the players will be ready. Not without complications, but ready to make a good game. The players feel where they are. It’s a beautiful stadium to play football. […] I played at the old Wembley and it was a great feeling. I’m not going to be that lucky but the players will”.