Real Madrid celebrated this Tuesday the ‘Media Day’ and more than two hundreds journalist arrived to Valdebebas to follow the training sessions and to speak with Zinedine Zidane and the players.
The coach looked very relax after the day of holidays he gave to the players when the manager went to visit his father and brother. Zinedine Zidane knows the main problem about Juventus: “Yes, [Dybala] is the threat number one. All are very good, but Dybala is one of the best. After they have Higuaín, Alves… With Real Madrid is the same, people talk about some of them but everybody is so good”.
The main question about the line-up is whether Isco or Bale will play the game: What a good question. They can play together! They played 16 times this years. Both arrive very well to the final, although Gareth had less minutes. And we know Isco and what he’s done at the end of the season”.
The manager was asked about the possible injustice in case Isco doesn’t play the final: “He deserves to play like everybody. But there are players who won’t be in the list and this is tougher. This is the thing that hurts me the most. Everybody deserves to play the final”.
In this final, we’ll see the team that has scored more goals in the competition and the team that has conceded less goals: “This is a final and nothing affects. What happened in the Champions doesn’t affect in the final. I think we are the two best teams of Europe and for this reason we’re going to play the final. When you arrive to the final, it’s always deserved because the season is very long. They also won their league… It will be an interesting final”.
Zizou also defended why he’s the right coach for Los Blancos: “I have DNA Real Madrid. This is my home because since my arrival they gave me all the support. I’ve always defended the values of this club. I’m living with this club an amazing thing. No matter what happens, I’ll always be Real Madrid supporters because is club of my life”.
The manager also remembered the final of 1998, when he was playing for Juventus: “My memories are fucked. When you lose a final is a shame, but it’s part of football. I always accept what comes football. Then I arrived to Real Madrid and I won with the white t-shirt and I was happier”.
Finally, the manager spoke about the qualities of his team to win: “We always believe. We are very close from winning again and we are the first that can win back to back Champions Leagues. We are here thanks to the players, who have believed in this. But this is not over”, Zidane warned.