Zidane: We’ve Never Won Here and It’s a Challenge

Zidane: We’ve Never Won Here and It’s a Challenge


Real Madrid squad is in Dortmund to face Borussia in a very difficult game in the Champions League. (You can read here the full preview). Los Blancos won the first game at home against APOEL and they want to get a point, at least, to face the rest of the group stage with confidence to go through.

Borussia Dortmund lost their first game in the competition against Tottenham and they need to win. It will be a difficult match, according to Zidane: “It’s hard to play in all the pitches. We’ve never won here and it’s a challenge. It’s a challenge trying to win. Here you can breathe Champions and football. We want to play football and we want to watch a good game”.

Real Madrid are not getting the expected results but this game could change the tendency: “It could be a turning point, but every three days we have to show it. But I didn’t speak with the players about the moment. This is another game, another competition”.

Despite suffering against Alavés, the manager doesn’t think they’ve lost confidence: “We believe in what we do. At the weekend, they game got difficult, but it’s going to be like that every three days. We know every game is going to be more difficult. I’m not concerned about the way we play”.

Los Blancos missed a lot of chances again at Mendizorroza and perhaps now they can change this: “Hopefully it’s like that. I’ve always said that the most important thing is creating chances. If you miss them, you cannot be very happy. Then, it doesn’t mean anything because on Sunday we have another game. We keep doing the same. Tomorrow is a good venue to show it”.

Luckily, Toni Kroos is available to play and also Daniel Carvajal, who is playing all the games. Besides, Zizou was asked about Casemiro’s role: “You can compare him with Makelele or Deschamps. Every time a player gives balance between the defense and the attacking lines, they do a job like they did. It doesn’t surprise anybody. He’s confident. Every day and every year, he feels better”, Zidane finished.