Zinedine Zidane knows it won’t be easy in Real Madrid’s return leg against Paris Saint-Germain. In fact, he believes they will ‘suffer‘ in Paris following their 3-1 win in their home leg.
“We can afford to have a bit of euphoria tonight. We have to be satisfied, and enjoy this.”
But he doesn’t stop there. What follows, of course, is classic manager speak. However, he’s not wrong even in the slightest.
“But there is a second leg to come where we will need to play with a lot of intensity. We know we are going to suffer.”
Thankfully, Cristiano Ronaldo would be at his best on Wednesday. That’s the difference.
“With Ronaldo it’s difficult to always say the same thing. He has shown once again that he always turns up in the big games.”
And Ronaldo knows all about performing in big moments.
“Real Madrid love the Champions League and as players we can feel that on the pitch.A�Today things worked out for me, scoring two goals and helping the team win, but we know the tie is not finished yet.”
He’s not wrong. After all, Madrid have won the last two Champions League titlesa��and three of the last four. Do they have another one in them?