Zinédine Zidane appeared in front of the press on Monday on the eve of the Champions League semi-final first leg against Chelsea (Tuesday at 9 p.m., on RMC Sport 1). The French coach of Real Madrid even got a little annoyed by the press’s insistence on the Super League and the possible repercussions against his team.
A week after the Super League fiasco, Real Madrid tackle the Champions League semi-finals this Tuesday against Chelsea (from 9 p.m. on RMC Sport 1). If the Madrid club seemed slightly favorite against the proteges of Thomas Tuchel, the role played by Florentino Perez in the sling against UEFA could have consequences for the sportsman. Asked about this during his visit to a press conference on Monday, Zinédine Zidane refuses to believe it. Ditto for possible sanctions in the medium term.
“It’s absurd to think that we will not be in the Champions League next year. Everything is said, decided the French technician on the eve of the first leg against the Blues. It speaks a lot, whether we will be there next year … What you have to do is watch Tuesday’s game. As we don’t control it (this decision), it will speak a lot. My opinion is that we want to see Real Madrid in the next Champions League. “
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Zidane: “The referee will do his job”
Relaunched several times by the Spanish media about a potential unfavorable arbitration, Zinédine Zidane finally cracked on a last question, this time asked by a French journalist.
“I believe in any case what we are going to do on the field on Tuesday. Point. The referee will do the same thing, annoyed the former playmaker of the France team. I said in Spanish, I’m going to say it more clearly in French: the referee is going to do his job and we are going to do our job in the field. That’s all that matters to us. The rest, in fact, we are not going to do. never control it. It is no use for me to give my opinion. As everyone talks and gives their opinion, it is not going to change anything at all. What will change is what we are going to do on the ground and say to each other that everyone is going to do their job. We have to do our own. The most important thing is to do our work on the ground. The rest does not interest us. Gracias. “
Dutch referee Danny Makkelie will officiate this Tuesday during the clash between the Merengue team and Chelsea. But let conspirators fear revenge from UEFA rest assured, the Blues have also been part of the Super League and the Champions League sling.
In a smaller role than Florentino Perez, certainly, but it seems inconceivable to see any repercussions on this semi-final to go.
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