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Ahead of the crucial Champions League match against Inter, Zinedine Zidane made a rallying call to all his players with everything on the line.
Zinedine Zidane knows Real Madrid’s Champion League future is on the line today. The recent Champions League results have pushed Los Blancos to the edge of getting disqualified from the tournament for the first time in the tournament’s history.
Out of 28 group stages they’ve played since the new format started, they always go through to the Round of 16. But this season could be the first one they have a hard time taking this next step. Regardless of the situation, Zinedine Zidane won’t give up until the fat lady sings. Just hours before the crucial match against Inter Milan, ‘Zizou’ made a battlecry directed at all his players.
One more battle in which Real Madrid won’t have some important names within the starting eleven. However, these setbacks won’t stop his squad from fighting for survival. In his particular style, the French manager motivated his players for the upcoming match today.
Zidane on trusting his players
“No, we always go out to win, we always want to win,”
he said via Real Madrid’s website
“We can’t think about drawing or losing. All I’m telling you is the most important thing is to give everything on the pitch. We always go out onto the pitch to win.
“Football is physical and mental and the mental part is just as important. My analysis is: this is football. There are moments you are very strong and you can bounce back and there are more difficult moments, like the general situation is now in this world we live in. It’s correct we’re going through a leaner period.
“It was a difficult game but it’s not just Real Madrid. I think every team has had difficulties in this season. The team started and ended the game well [against Inter] but it was difficult because we’re playing very good teams. Against Villarreal, the same happened.
“Winning the game until the 74th, 75th minute, but in one play, which can happen, they scored a goal. I’m not a fatalist; I just think this is part of football. We try to work and get better, which is key. We try not to concede and to score goals ourselves.”