Zinedine Zidane didn’t want to give any clue about the line-up of Tuesday’s game. The French manager has confirmed that Gareth Bale won’t be available but we don’t know yet if Isco will be the replacement: “I’ve decided, but I won’t comment it, not even if we’ll change the formation”.
The French manager expects Bale to be recovered for El Clásico but he has confirmed that the Welshman won’t play against Bayern Munich: “Gareth has worked a lot to go back with the team after his injury. When he was back, he had a lot of hope and now he has some problems that prevent him to stay fit. He won’t play against Bayern, we don’t want to risk”.
All the supporters want Isco to be his replacement after his great performance against Sporting: “He earned it, like everybody else. He’s ready like the others, this is the most important thing. Then, we’ll see what we decide and how we’ll play”.
Even Fabio Coentrao has played more minutes than Isco in the Champions League: “There is no explanation. If he hasn’t played in Champions League is a coincidence. When you see the stats, it’s weird, because he played 77’. It’s very little, it’s true. But we have a lot of important games and tomorrow we’ll see what happen”.
Zizou doesn’t want any confidence despite the good result obtained at the Allianz Arena: “Bayern is a very good team in all the lines. We know they can harm the rival but they have also flaws, like all the teams. We’ll try to play our game and prepare well the game, like the first leg. This result is not definitive, so we need to play another great game. Bayern will play a great game, we know that. It’s going to be decided in small details and we have to be ready”, Zizou commented.
The French manager highlighted the good atmosphere in the dressing room: “The most important thing it that the players have done this. They can make a difference and this is what I want. It’s very important that everybody feels loved. The players believe in me and I think we all want to arrive to the same goals. It’s the DNA of the club”.