Real Madrid are already prepared to face Napoli in the second leg of the Last 16 Rounf of the Champions League. Despite the good result obtained at Santiago Bernabéu, Los Blancos will suffer in Italy, with all the fans supporting their team.
Zinedine Zidane spoke with Daniel Carvajal in press conference at San Paolo in the evening and the manager warned about the good form of the Italian team at home: “We know it’s going to be a tough game, like always in the Champions League. This team has lost very few games at home. We know the difficulty of the game but we are ready to face it”.
The city of Naples is with this team and they expect an amazing atmosphere at San Paolo: “As a player it wasn’t easy, it’s a ground where the supporters are backing their team, very focused. But at the same time it’s beautiful, I like these kind of atmospheres, where the fans push. It’s beautiful for the team and the rival”.
Napoli won on the road in the last weekend in their trip to Rome with Merten scoring twice but Zizou is not concerned: “I’m not worried, I know we are playing against a great team. Tomorrow there will be brave players on the pitch. We’ll see a great game, the plan we’ll know tomorrow”, he said.
The French manager expects a brave team, attacking from the very first minute: “I think they’ll start with a lot of intensity, they need to score. This is a team that can pressure and then they can do other things. They know how to play”, Zidane analyzed.
Zizou didn’t want to give a lot of clues about his team: “We’ll try to play. It’s important to play our game and try to win it. We’re not going to handle the game. We’re going to suffer, but we’re ready”.
The coach didn’t want to speak about the players or if the BBC were going to play: “Everyone can have their opinion. What I have to do, and I’m happy, is having the whole squad available, This is the most important thing”.
Finally, Zidane didn’t want to choose among Champions League or La Liga title: “We are in both competitions and we want to win everything. The goal, being Real Madrid, is to win every competition. I’m not going to choose. We have to win every game”, the manager finished.