Zidane: “It is absurd to say that we will not be in the Champions League next year”

Zidane, on the bench for El Sadar against Osasuna.

The coach of the Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane, has reiterated that it is “absurd” to say that the white team is going to be excluded from the next edition of the Champions League, and has called to put all the attention on Tuesday’s match against Chelsea, the first leg of the semifinals of the highest continental competition, in addition to ensuring that “they” will not “choose” between LaLiga Santander and the ‘Champions’ and that they will fight for both “until the end.”

“It is absurd to say that we are not going to be in the ‘Champions’ next year. There is a lot of talk about this issue. We have to be aware of tomorrow’s game. Real Madrid wants to be in the next ‘Champions’, “he declared at a press conference.

In addition, he ruled out that the arbitration will be conditioned by Madrid’s support for the Super league. “I don `t believe. It depends on the field, not the outside. The referee will do his job, we will try to play football well. If we think that everything that is being said is going to harm us, we screw it up, “he said.

Regarding his decision not to offer a public opinion on the matter, the French coach assured that the president “knows” what is in his “heart.” “We are here to prepare for tomorrow’s game. It is not that we are not interested, it is that it is not the time to talk about it”, he stressed.

In another vein, Zidane sees the team with the strength to continue fighting for LaLiga Santander and the Champions League at the same time. “We are not going to choose, we are alive in both competitions. With difficulties, we have always been able to lift things. There is one month left and we are going to compete until the end, whatever happens. The other day against Betis we had difficulties, but what encourages us is to do well on the field, “he said.

On the duel against Chelsea, he stated that it is “the most important” of the course “because it is the next one.” “We want to play a good game and compete, which is the most important thing for us,” he said. “It is going to be a difficult match. I don’t think it’s a closed team; It is a complete team that defends and attacks well. We have to be vigilant, defend well and that when creating chances we will have to see the best version of our team to hurt Chelsea, “he said.

“It is a team that has done its job in the ‘Champions’, it is a deserved semi-final. It is a completely different game. Chelsea also have a lot of experience in all competitions. We will have to play two very good games to pass“, he analyzed.

Finally, he confirmed that the German Toni Kroos will be available, but not Ferland Mendy, and valued the match against the Belgian’s Betis Eden Hazard. “I do not see it with doubts. The other day it was very good, the most important thing was that. Now, to shoot. He is with us, we are happy, he is going to contribute a lot,” he concluded.

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