Zinédine Zidane was annoyed by recurring questions about the Super League on the eve of Real Madrid – Chelsea.
A week after the Super League fiasco, Real Madrid host Chelsea in the semi-final first leg of the Champions League on Tuesday, April 27. Present at a pre-match press conference on Monday April 26, Madrid coach Zinédine Zidane was irritated by questions about this project initiated by Florentino Pérez, the president of his club.
The team holding the record for coronations in the most prestigious of European competitions (13), however, almost signed the death warrant for this tournament which is so successful. Last week, Merengue President Florentino Perez shook the football world by announcing his plan to create a Super League, a tournament in which only the biggest clubs could participate. A project finally aborted 48 hours only after being put on the table so much the critics were raging.
Present at a press conference on Monday April 26, French defender Raphaël Varane was delighted to participate in this semi-final of the Champions League: “I won four Champions Leagues, it’s a competition that makes me dream. We are focused on what we can control, what we have to do on the pitch, the right way to hurt the opponent. “
For his part, the Madrid coach was sure of his club’s participation in the next edition of the competition and does not believe in possible sanctions against his club: “I have already answered. To believe that we are not going to participate in the Champions League next year is absurd. With that, everything is said. We have talked a lot about this subject, but we have a match tomorrow. “
Relaunched several times by the Spanish media on a possible unfavorable arbitration after this stormy episode, during the upcoming meeting against Chelsea, the French tactician made his annoyance felt: “I believe in what we are going to do on the ground. The referee will do his job, and we too will do ours. We can never control the rest. That I give my opinion, it will be useless. We have to do our work on the ground. We don’t care about the rest. (…) We want to see Real Madrid in the Champions League next year, that’s my opinion. “