We’ll give our all to reach the final – Zinedine Zidane

We’ll give our all to reach the final – Zinedine Zidane


Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane says his team will be giving their all to reach the final of the Champions League tonight.

Los Blancos host Premier League side Manchester City in the second leg of their semi final tie with the score stll at 0-0 after the sides met in Manchester last week.

A win for Los Blancos would set up a repeat of the 2014 final against Atletico de Madrid. And speaking to reporters ahead of the match, Zidane said his players would work from first minute to last to reach the final in Milan later this month.

“A semi-final is very difficult. We can’t think that because we are at home, with our fans, that it will be easy. We will work hard from the first to the 90th minute to make it to the final. As long as we’re calm and patient we can get something,” he said.

After adopting a more conservative approach in the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo last week, Zidane was asked what the team would play like this evening.

“I’m not going to change.  The idea is always the same and more so playing at home. Hopefully we can play 90 minutes like the second half in England. We have to score a goal, which is the most important thing in football. We’re going to go out to play football, pressing high up with a high intensity and the concentration that is needed in a Champions League semi-final. They are also playing for a place in the final and they will make it difficult,” he commented.