The famous show Chiringuito managed to capture part of the speech given by Zinédine Zidane, the coach of Real Madrid, to his players, during a final training session on the eve of the Champions League clash against Chelsea, this Wednesday (kick off at 9 p.m., live on RMC Sport 1).
Zinédine Zidane tackles the semi-final second leg of the Champions League this Wednesday (9 p.m. live on RMC Sport 1), having in mind that he has never yet beaten Thomas Tuchel on the lawn (four draws and one defeat). And that after the result of the first leg (1-1) played in Spain, the Blues of the former Parisian technician are in a strong position. An elimination in the last four, and Real Madrid, like Paris Saint-Germain, could see his season switch to the wrong side, while he no longer has his destiny in hand in La Liga, four days before the end of the championship.
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The game before the stake
Without wanting to hide all these parameters, which his players will necessarily have in mind when entering the lawn, Zinédine Zidane preferred to refocus his speech on the essential: The game, always the game, before the stake : “Be very aggressive tonight because they are used to being very aggressive, we hear him declare to his players in a talk at Stamford Bridge, picked up by Spanish television. Don’t forget to have the ball, to play, to play, and to play again, to have fun with the ball. Because that’s what brought us here, what Real Madrid have always been. “
For the Frenchman, reaching a fourth Champions League final in five seasons at the head of Real would be a resounding feat: “Zizou”, already winner of the C1 in 2002 as a Real player, is also the first and only coach to have achieved the feat of lifting three consecutive “Big Ears Cups” between 2016 and 2018 at the head of the club merengue. In 15 knockout matches in the Champions League finals, Zidane has only been eliminated once, in the round of 16 against Manchester City in the last edition. Figures that encourage optimism.