Ahead of the first leg UEFA Champions League first leg match between Real Madrid and Wolfsburg on Wednesday, Zinedine Zidane says the game will be tough despite his side rated heavy favourites to go through.
The Los Blancos travel to Germany after a heart lifting 2-1 El Clasico win against Barcelona at Camp Nou but Zidane believes that Dieter Hecking’s side won’t be as easy as many have predicted.
“It will be a tough match but we are well prepared,” Zidane said. “We will approach it like a final, we cannot relax: the win against Barcelona is already forgotten.
“We are in good shape and the team are focused – that is the most important thing for me.
“Wolfsburg have fought hard to be here and deserve to be here. They may have had problems in the Bundesliga, but this is a completely different competition.
“We are not untouchable and Wolfsburg are able to hurt us. They have a fast attack, so we have to be alert.”
The Rookie manager then went on to hail his attacking trio of Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo.
“Cristiano, Benzema and Bale – what they have to do before they defend is to attack,” Zidane said.
“When you want to win a tough game like last Saturday or tomorrow they must also have defensive work, but the important thing is to attack.”