Zinedine Zidane, technician of the Real Madrid, ensured that the tie at a goal in the first leg of the semifinals of the Champions League against Chelsea “it is a fair result” and he was left with the “enormous effort” of his players to react to a start of clear inferiority. “The first part was difficult, we were better in the second with more order. They started very strong, they are good and very fast. In the end I think it is a fair result, “he analyzed in Movistar +.” We wanted to press up but one by one you don’t know well and it becomes very difficult. Even the goal cost us, then we were better and we had more control. In the end we are alive and we are going to play the second game, happy with what we did in general, “he added.
Zidane highlighted the virtues of a Chelsea that since the arrival of Tuchel barely conceded goals and Karim Benzema was able to score a very important one to keep everything open for the return to London. “We are good when we are going to put pressure on the rival’s field. Chelsea is a good team, very competitive, they have not conceded goals for many games and if they reach the semifinals it is for something. It has been a very disputed match,” he analyzed. “The whole team played a great game. It took us a bit the first 25 minutes and then we were better. I’m happy for the players, for his enormous effort we are alive“, he sentenced.
“The thing about Karim is impressive”
The Frenchman once again surrendered to the quality of fellow Frenchman Karim Benzema, author of the Madrid goal, assured that “it is impressive” and predicted a different match in London to “try to win the game.” “Karim’s is impressive, I’m happy for him. I’m not surprised by what each game does. I am with all the players in the same way, the effort they have made today believing in what we do in the face of complications in a Champions semi-final, in which we have to suffer, I am happy for everyone. We are alive and we have to go to London to score goals and try to win the game, “he said at a press conference.