Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has stressed that his side must perform at a “maximum intensity” to overcome Liverpool in the Champions League second leg at Anfield.
Thanks to two goals from Vinicius Jnr and a goal from Marco Asenso, the Los Blancos were able to defeat the Reds 3 goals by 1 in Spain.
However, with Mohammed Salah’s pullback, Liverpool has a lifeline and hence Zidane issues a caution to his men about the need to have a “maximum intensity” at Anfield.
Zidane on Real Madrid’s mentality.
“We don’t think like that. We only have this game with Liverpool in our heads. We want to go through,”
“We’re not going to waste our resources. Real Madrid always go out on the pitch to win. We’ve used so much energy against Liverpool and Barcelona but we’re going to have to play at our maximum intensity again, and we’re ready for that.”
Zidane on his squad depth and injuries.
“The team is always united against difficulties,” said Zidane. “This shows the character they have. It’s a very strange season for many reasons. But we can’t do anything other than recover well. We’ll keep going until the end.
“We know what type of game we have coming up. What we are going to try and do is continue what we’re doing and compete as a team. We’re going to need to compete and attack well as a unit. We’re ready for this return leg.”
“Fede has recovered and he’s at 100 per cent with the team. We’ll see tomorrow how we use him,” Zidane said.
“Odriozola has played little, it’s true, but now I’m not going to say anything about the team.”
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