Zinedine Zidane was very happy after the clash against Napoli, where Los Blancos came back to beat (3-1) the Italian side. However, the tie it’s not over yet: “We are still 50-50. There will be a tough second leg. I’d like not to have concede any goal. The 3-1 is a good result, but not definitive”, Zidane said in press conference.
The manager was very happy for the game: “We did a great game, I don’t know if the best one. Especially it was a good start, the shame was conceding that goal. We reacted soon, we drew and went back again to the game. I’m happy for the game and the logic result”, the manager expressed.
According to Zidane, it won’t be easy at San Paolo: “We have to go there and play a game and we’ll have to suffer. The tie is not over”, Zidane warned. The French coach was happy with the attitude: “There are always difficulties but I want to highlight the intensity, the concentration was very high”.
Zidane said that he had to change Sergio Ramos because of a tackle from Callejón but it wasn’t a serious injury. Besides, he was asked about the great game of Karim Benzema: “He has shown he had personality and in critical moments he knows to answer scoring goals. He deserved to score more goals. It’s not only when he scores, he is a danger constantly”.
Apart from the great game of Benzema, the manager also highlighted Cristiano Ronaldo, Toni Kroos or James Rodríguez, who “gave calm to the team in the first half with the ball and the crosses”, Zidane said.
Finally, the manager wanted to warn about the danger of Napoli: “I think tonight we saw a great Napoli, who put us in difficulties. Offensively they can hurt you and can be dangerous in any moment, but also have weapons to hurt the rival. Napoli is a good team. It wasn’t a surprise”, Zidane finished.