Victorious with Real Madrid against Liverpool in the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League this Tuesday, April 6 (3-1), Zinédine Zidane appreciated his team’s performance, convincing and off to a good start.
Without being able to count on Sergio Ramos, Raphaël Varane or Eden Hazard, Zinédine Zidane led Real Madrid in a very convincing victory against Liverpool in the quarter-finals of the Champions League this Tuesday, April 6 (3-1). Since his return to the Madrid bench in March 2019, his team had never been so successful in an important match on the European stage, which he did not deny.
“We started our game very well. We were able to prevent them from playing and doing the right thing, especially defensively. We knew the quality of their offensive players. We were able to control them and we were very good on the counterattack. We were very good and the victory is deserved, even if we had some difficulties at the start of the second period“, returned the coach of Merengue at the microphone of RMC Sport. The latter already foresees “to try to win“at Anfield in the second leg to avoid being weighed down by this goal conceded at home.
The former Ballon d’Or also reacted to the performance of his winger Vinicius Junior, criticized recently for his clumsiness and author of a double against the Reds on Tuesday. “I’m happy for him. He needed to score. He has always done everything right. Defensively, he made incredible efforts. In front, he takes the spaces and he makes the differences. It will do him good and give him incredible energy. It’s very positive for him and for us“, he rejoiced.
He was also asked about the solid performance of his trio of midfielder Kroos-Casemiro-Modric, back in the foreground after a succession of tests in the midfield. “The more important the matches, the more they manage to manage. You can see it and it’s not for nothing that we said it was one of the best threesomes today“, analyzed a Zidane absolutely not surprised.