Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has admitted that their Champions League semifinal clash against Manchester City on Tuesday is 50/50.
The Spanish giants are in Manchester for the first leg of the tie and while acknowledging they are in a good run of form at the moment, admitted they have a tough challenge on their hands, while also adding that they will try to score and not concede.
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“We are in a decent vein of form, probably the best of the season. We are going to do the best we possibly can to score and try not to concede,” he said.
“It’s a game and tie that is 50/50. You can prepare all you want for a big game but then the game can turn out totally different to how you envisaged it. The important thing is to give 150%.”
The Real Madrid legend went on to praise Manuel Pellegrini’s side, describing them as a ‘great side’.
“Our opponents are a great side. If you give them space they can hurt you. The players get between the lines and cause problems. When we’ve not got the ball we must keep it tight and defend; when we have the ball we’ll try and hurt them. The players are really focused. In 2014, there was a similar atmosphere in the dressing room.”